Frank McAvennie has urged Tottenham to improve their defence in the January transfer window as any striker in the Premier League would love to play against the current back line.

Tottenham have struggled once again defensively this season, conceding 16 goals compared to the nine they have scored at the other end.

Against Manchester United, who were wounded by a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, Spurs were carved open time and time again without the Red Devils having to get out of third gear.

Although Spurs appear to have settled on a defensive partnership of Cristian Romero and Eric Dier, former West Ham striker McAvennie is still not convinced the club can progress with their options at present. 

Therefore, he urged Daniel Levy and co to sign some quality defenders in the next transfer window before doing anything else.

McAvennie told Football Insider: “I mean if they are going to strengthen any area, it needs to be the defence. The problem with these defenders, is strikers want to play against them.

“Any striker worth their salt can score goals against that defence. I said before their game against Newcastle. Callum Wilson will score goals against that defence even with limited chances.

“They have midfield players playing in there. They are going nowhere with that backline.

“I know it’s obvious but you need to sign quality defenders if you want to have a better defence.

“It makes sense they are looking at new defenders, they have to sign someone in January.”

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Spurs do have options at centre-back but they may want to bring in someone like Souttar as an added element in the squad.

However, it is still relatively early days, and Romero is starting to find his groove next to Dier, so we will have to see whether it still needs improving in the long run. 

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