Former Premier League footballer Danny Mills believes that Spurs’ squad only requires more backup for Harry Kane up front.
Mills assessed the Tottenham squad and suggested that if Jose Mourinho is to dive straight into the transfer market this winter, a striker will be top of his priority list.
He said: “You’ve got [Jan] Vertonghen and [Toby] Alderweireld, best partnership in the Premier League, for the last three to four seasons, absolutely outstanding.
“Spurs have a couple of good left-backs, good midfield players, so the only January signing may be a backup for Kane.
“That is likely to be the only one, up front, just to give Kane a rest from time to time, that’s the only position.”
Given Spurs have only kept one clean sheet since Mourinho’s arrival, Tottenham’s strikeforce is arguably the least of their worries, though the turnaround of results under the Portuguese suggests that perhaps going for the kill is the way to go.
With five wins in seven following their last-gasp win at Wolves, Tottenham have turned the tide thanks to Mourinho, who has equalled Mauricio Pochettino’s victory tally for this season within a month of taking the job.
Harry Kane does indeed remain Tottenham’s only out-and-out striker at present, so the weight of personnel may override the quality of personnel for the time being.
With that logic in mind, you can see where Mills is coming from, even if the state of the Tottenham backline has seen Mourinho deem Jan Vertonghen as the club’s best left-back in recent weeks.
And with the games coming thick and fast over the festive period, Kane may well be in need for a rest in the near future – especially with the summer’s internationals to come – so finding a helping hand could be Mourinho’s top task in January.
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