Yedlin secured - Why Pochettino should make this his next transfer


Mauricio Pochettino should target a new striker for Tottenham Hotspur after securing DeAndre Yedlin.

Tottenham Hotspur already have DeAndre Yedlin secured and while he makes Kyle Walker look silly in training, Mauricio Pochettino will be mulling over his next line of attack in the transfer market.

Yedlin’s arrival at White Hart Lane allows Eric Dier to consolidate as a centre back and while there are lingering reports of interest from Spurs in various defenders, it’s no longer a priority for the boss.

What is a priority is adding firepower up front and giving himself different options in attack.

Harry Kane is in the form of his life at the moment, but after the England under-21 man, the options for Pochettino are starting to looking a little bit thin.

Roberto Soldado is showing no signs of kicking into the form that many fans are hoping for, while it’s becoming increasingly impossible to read Emmanuel Adebayor’s mentality at the club.

The pressure is on for Pochettino because he needs to find a centre forward who can make the difference for the club, without overshadowing Kane, who is quickly developing into one of the Premier League’s best forwards.

A lower profile, back up option to Kane would seem to be the best approach and as a result Spurs shouldn’t find themselves short of options.

The games come thick and fast over the next few weeks with Spurs facing important League Cup, FA Cup, Premier League and Europa League games in the near future.

That’s going to place one hell of a strain on Kane and Soldado should the boss decide he doesn’t need another centre forward and that opens up the danger of fatigue and burnout for both players.

It will certainly be tempting for Pochettino to play Kane all the time at the moment, but he can’t carry the responsibility of leading the attack all on his own.

Various reports have suggested that Spurs could have thrown £20 million at Wilfried Bony so the cash would appear to be there and the manager’s job is to spend it wisely, making his job easier and taking pressure off of the attacking stars already at the club.

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