Lord Sugar questions Tottenham's January transfer strategy

Lord Sugar

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar has questioned why the club didn't sign some attacking back-up last month.

Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar questioned the club’s decision not to sign another striker on talkSPORT.

Sugar said that he agreed with the notion that there’s not enough back up from an attacking sense and sympathised with the ongoing struggles of Spanish forward Roberto Soldado.

“I agree with the idea there’s a need for more back up in the attack,” said Sugar.

“Look, there was talk of Soldado scoring loads of goals in Spain – I just don’t know why it hasn’t worked for him.”

There does appear to be an over reliance in the Tottenham attack in terms of Harry Kane.

The England man is on 23 goals in all competitions for the club this season, but the problem for Mauricio Pochettino is that he can’t continuously use Kane for the rest of the campaign.

At some point, the boss will have to give Kane a rest and offer Soldado or Emmanuel Adebayor a chance up front.

Whether that comes in the league or in the Europa League remains to be seen, but the form of the back-up players to Kane could well have an impact on the club’s transfer policy this summer.

If they cash in when they are given a chance, Pochettino may be reluctant to spend big on a new striker. If they struggle, it may further convince the manager that he needs to do more in terms of bringing in a new attacking option up front.

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