Pochettino considering three striker signings - So what happens to Harry Kane?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering signing three strikers this January.

The Mirror claims Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is targeting three strikers this winter in the form of Jay Rodriguez, Patrick Hermann and Teofilo Gutierrez.

The trio represent some potentially brilliant attacking signings for Spurs but they create one key question; what happens to Harry Kane?

Kane is Tottenham’s key striker at the moment, as his nine goals from his last 13 appearances suggest he’s bang in form.

However, Pochettino seems reluctant top trust him from the start in the Premier League, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado seemingly the preferred options up front.

Neither have impressed this season and not many Spurs fans would make too much of a fuss if they were both let go with the trio mentioned coming in.

The arrival of all three would represent some good business for Tottenham and certainly wouldn’t mean that Kane sits at the bottom of the pecking order or that it signifies an end to his Tottenham career.

It’s not uncommon for a side to have four strikers in their first team squad and Kane would certainly be one of the two first choice players, if Tottenham did away with Adebayor and Soldado in the January transfer window.

Where Pochettino can’t make a mistake is offering a striker, with no Premier League background or experienced, the chance to lead the attack ahead of Kane.

The England under-21 international has worked hard to get to this point and while he’s never going to be the most exciting striker to watch, he’s doing his best to get a chance in the Tottenham attack.

Throwing an unknown signing into the side would be a statement that Kane may not get the chances he wants at Tottenham, which opens up the idea that he could entertain leaving the club.

It would be a bizarre decision if Pochettino opted to bring three players into the squad ahead of Kane, rather than effectively promoting him should Adebayor and Soldado be moved on.

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