Speaking to Football Insider, Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham to sign a striker in the mould of ex-Spurs target Olivier Giroud, going on to hint that it could be crucial to their season as the dreaded October 5 deadline looms at the start of next week.
As Spurs seek to tie up two deals, one for a striker and another in the form of a centre-back, the former position is arguably a huge necessity given their reliance on star forward Harry Kane.
Should Spurs have signed Giroud?
Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that Tottenham were still pursuing Milan Skriniar as their defensive choice, but it remains unclear who Spurs’ ideal number one striking target must be.
Alasdair Gold has stated that an unknown attacker is edging closer to a Spurs move, and it could be anybody out of a list of previous names (Habib Diallo, Carlos Vinicius, Haris Seferovic etc.), but Robinson insists that it must be someone of a similar stature and presence to Chelsea striker Giroud.
Indeed, Tottenham had the chance to secure Giroud in January but failed to act upon it, leaving Spurs to rue missing out on a potential bargain deal for the £110,000-a-week Blues star.
Blasting Levy for his failure to bring in a forward like the Frenchman, Robinson now claims that his former club are in ‘desperate need‘ of a striker as a congested and gruelling 2020/21 Premier League fixture list looms.
“This is now the third transfer window that they have tried to sign a backup for Harry Kane,” claimed Robinson.
“It is over a year now and they have still not replaced Llorente or got some kind of backup. We all know that Spurs leave their business to the last minute but this needs to be done.
“I was so disappointed that they missed out on Giroud in January, that would have been a great signing for them.
“It is a position that Spurs need and they are actively looking I would like to see somebody of that (Giroud) ilk come in sooner rather than later.”
Described as ‘fantastic‘ by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, it’s hardly a secret that Giroud could have been a bargain addition, but it remains to be seen who Spurs sign instead in this transfer window.
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