Jamie Redknapp believes that Tottenham Hotspur need to another “another forward or two” in order to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Former Spurs midfielder Redknapp made the comments following Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday.
“I still feel they need another forward or two,” the 41-year-old told Sky Sports. “If you compare them to the other sides competing for the top four that’s where they are short in that area.
“I really fancied Tottenham to go there and win, they had the capability, the ammunition, all the players in great form….But they looked like they are still one or two short.”
Redknapp’s comments will be agreed upon by many Tottenham fans, who must be frustrated to see only one striker score goals all the time.
Against Palace, it was once again England Under-21 international Harry Kane who found the target, while substitute Roberto Soldado, who came on in the 75th minute, did not have a single shot.
Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is still not fully match fit, which means that Spurs are pretty much relying on just one striker.
Thankfully for the North London club, Kane has produced the goods, but it is clear that Tottenham need to sign a striker. Either Soldado or Adebayor needs to be moved on.
Of course, it is easier said than done. Tottenham have been linked with a number of strikers, but finding the right one at the right price is not always easy in the January transfer window.