Tottenham signed Harry Kane to a new long-term deal, but do they have enough support for him in the short-term?
There's no doubt that Tottenham Hotspur signing Harry Kane to a new contract was one of the key pieces of business conducted on transfer deadline day.
The striker is enjoying a breakthrough season, already passing the 20 goal mark, including scoring a stunning hat-trick against Chelsea last month.
An England call-up surely beckons for the under-21 regular, and he has locked down a position as Tottenham's first choice striker, ahead of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.
His deal lasts until 2020, and follows the club tying down another emerging star until the same date, with Ryan Mason agreeing a contract extension earlier in the month as reported by The BBC.
There was plenty of jubilation from Tottenham fans regarding the announcement:
Renewed contract for Harry Kane! I love that dude! Allmost as much as Christian Eriksen #COYS— Mikkel Birch (@Bettebirch) February 3, 2015
Kane signed a new deal and looks like we got a good player for the future so I'm a happy fan or and BAE is a tit glad he's gone #COYS— pauly neil (@paulyneil) February 2, 2015
While acknowledging the Kane deal as a success, there's an argument that in the short-term, Spurs really did not help the youngster out on deadline day.
They did keep hold of Emmanuel Adebayor, who appears a back-up at this point, but a concern over the lack of cover for Kane is clearly evident.
Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have scored a combined three goals all season. The decision of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy not to move for another striker was also rightly being questioned.
The under-performing duo put added pressure on Kane by virtue of their own ineffectiveness, and should the striker get injured, it doesn't bear thinking about for the repercussions it could have on the club's season.
Can't believe Spurs haven't signed another striker and offloaded the nutter. If Kane's out the season is almost over. #coys— Bruce Lewis (@BruceEJLewis) February 3, 2015
Don't let Levy and the dismal deadline day detract the importance of Kane's new contract! It is significant and important! #COYS— Luke Bird (@Luke_Bird) February 3, 2015