Forget Kramaric and Jackson; Spurs must do all they can to sign Wilfried Bony

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Tottenham Hotspur should do everything in their power to sign a striker who is already well acquainted with the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a number of strikers in recent months, with manager Mauricio Pochettino in desperate need of quality reinforcements in that area.

For all Harry Kane’s promise the young forward has only scored three goals in 12 Premier League appearances this season, while the less said about Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado’s goal-return the better.

The latest striker to be linked with Tottenham is Croatian Andrej Kramaric, who has scored a remarkable 28 goals in 29 matches this season.

The 23-year-old currently plays for HNK Rijeka, where he has a total of 55 goals in 63 games, but for all Kramaric’s talent, Tottenham would be wise to focus not on him, but on a player who already knows the Premier League extremely well.

Wilfried Bony is an outstanding talent who has shown at Swansea City just how effective he is in front of goal.

The 26-year-old has scored 34 goals in 66 matches for the Swans, and while that is nowhere near as prolific as Kramaric, Bony has done that in the very league Tottenham play in.

It is easy to get caught up in a player’s figures and forget they may not be able to transfer their form to a new division and a new country, with Soldado being the perfect example.

But while Swansea will be unwilling to let Bony go without a fight – if at all – Tottenham would be wise to prepare a considerable bid for a player who would score goals for them. After all, he has 126 in 226 club career appearances to date.

There would be no risk signing the Ivorian; he knows the English top flight like the back of his hand and would be the natural goal-scorer Tottenham fans are crying out for.

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