Goal-shy Tottenham should look at Spanish goal machine

Red Bull Salzburg striker Jonathan Soriano could offer the perfect answer to Tottenham Hotspur's goalscoring problem.

Former Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano could be the solution to Mauricio Pochettino's striking woes. 

The 29-year-old, who has scored 21 goals in 17 games this season, has proven on many occasions that when it comes to finding the back of the net, there are few better in European football.

Last night, he once again proved that point, by scoring the goals to guarantee Salzburg qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League competition.

Three goals in 45 minutes for the Spaniard was enough to see a dominant Red Bull Salzburg side dominate and embarrass a Dinamo Zagreb outfit that simply couldn’t deal with the striker’s quality.

The pick of the efforts, which were all superb finishes, was the striker’s second goal in which he delicately chipped the goalkeeper from the edge of the box:

The pedigree of the striker can be in no doubt, and he seems to only improve with age.

Last season, he netted an outstanding 39 goals in 35 games, never going longer than two games without a goal. And, at his current rate, he looks very likely to better that goal tally this season.

So, why would he be perfect for Tottenham? The answer is very straightforward.

This season, Tottenham have scored just 13 Premier League goals, with only three of them coming from forwards. A terrifying fact, especially when you consider the league’s top goalscorer, Sergio Aguero, has already broken into double figures – more than tripling the impact made by Tottenham’s frontline alone.

A finisher is high on the list of what Tottenham need as Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli among others have proven more than capable of supplying the frontman, but have so far been frustrated in their efforts.

Although there will be questions over the step up from the Austrian league to the Premier League, there can be no doubts about Soriano’s effectiveness one-on-one with the keeper as shown by his second goal in the Europa League on Thursday.

At 29, and having never played in a top European league, it is safe to say he would be open to a move to a club like Tottenham as he looks to finally prove he isn’t an enigma and only capable against lesser defences.

The move to Tottenham makes sense on a number of levels, for both club and the player, and should be looked at seriously when the transfer window opens.

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