Speculation is rife at White Hart Lane that a new striker could arrive this January, and with moves for Damiao and Negredo looking unlikely for various reasons, who else could Spurs look to bring in?
Here are five potential targets...
The Celta Vigo forward's fine form this season has seen a growing amount of interest from Premier League sides, with Swansea and Chelsea reportedly leading the chase. At 25 Aspas is close to hitting his peak and has eight goals and three assists in La Liga so far this season. Aspas can play as a lead striker or drop deeper with a strike partner, and if he could continue his current form in the Premier League he would be a shrewd purchase.
The 25 year old Ivorian has been linked with a move to England for a few years now, but injury problems have kept him under the radar this season at CSKA Moscow. Doumbia is a fast striker with plenty of skill on the ball, and his eye for goal was proven by his performances last season, when he won the Russian League's Golden Boot. If Doumbia can overcome his recent injury problems, he could be a fine addition to Andre Villas-Boas' squad.
Recently linked with a move to Liverpool, Moussa Sow is yet another impressive Senegalese striker, and could be just as successful as Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba if brought to England. The 26 year old only joined current club Fenerbahce in January of last year, but could be allowed to leave if the right bid comes in again, with a price tag of around £15 million rumoured in the press.
Whilst Loic Remy is the French striker who has stolen the transfer headlines this January, Gomis might also be available to Premiership clubs, and the Lyon striker has enjoyed a far better season so far than Remy. Gomis has been linked with Spurs and Liverpool before, and has said before he would like to try his hand in the Premiership. At 27, Spurs wouldn't want to break the bank for the France international, but given Lyon's financial restrictions, a deal could be struck to take Gomis to White Hart Lane.
There has been plenty of recent speculation that the talented 20 year old has turned heads at White Hart Lane, and he is perhaps the most exciting prospect on this list. The Hamburg forward can play anywhere across a three man attack, and has the potential to become a major star in European football. Son is valued at around £8-10 million, and that could prove to be a wise investment if Spurs make the move this January.
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