Five attackers Spurs should be looking at signing this summer

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There are likely to be plenty of changes in the attacking ranks at Tottenham ahead of next season.

It is fair to say that Harry Kane has shouldered the vast majority of the goal-scoring burden at Tottenham this season, and he has been the only striker that has adequately carried that responsibility, with an impressive 24 goals scored in all competitions.

Out of Kane's attacking teammates, Roberto Soldado's second season at the club looks like being even worse than his debut campaign, with a paltry 5 goals in 33 appearances. Emmanuel Adebayor has also returned to the role of a forgotten man picking up huge wages, having not started in the league since early November.

It is likely at least one striker will be exiting White Hart Lane this summer, with a distinct possibility that both will be on their way out. If that is indeed the case, Spurs will have a very real need to bring in at least a couple of centre forwards to play either as an alternative, or alongside, Kane.

Below we propose five possible attacking additions for the North Londoners: 

Danny Ings - With his contract set to expire in the summer, Under-21 international Danny Ings is surely an attractive proposition for those looking for additions in the forward area. Heavily linked with Liverpool and David Moyes' Real Sociedad by the Mirror, Ings has proved that he is capable of performing at the highest level with nine Premier League goals this season.

Jay Rodriguez - Long held up as a favourite of Mauricio Pochettino, the Southampton striker has found his route back from injury a difficult one, having spent nearly a year out of the first team at St Mary's. With every transfer window that comes along, Spurs are linked with the England international, though there will inevitably be some trepidation on spending big money on a player who has had such a serious injury. If Rodriguez gets some game time before the end of the season, it could make him a more attractive proposition.

Christian Benteke - The giant Belgian has often been linked with a switch to White Hart Lane in the past, and may have seen his asking price come down somewhat after a disappointing season where he has scored four goals in 22 matches. On his day though, he can be unplayable, and he would work well with Tottenham's existing Belgian contingent.

Carlos Bacca - Mauricio Pochettino has already denied that he is interested in Sevilla's Colombian attacker, but the Spurs boss may be playing it cool considering the 28-year-old has proven himself a regular goalscorer wherever he's played. Currently boasting 14 goals in 19 La Liga games, Tottenham would hope Bacca would make the switch to the Premier League more easily than their last attacking recruit from Spain.

Javier Hernandez - The Manchester United striker has endured another frustrating campaign, despite being on loan at Real Madrid. The Mexican has featured rarely, and scored just four times, and may be available for a reasonable fee if Louis van Gaal continues to pursue superstar alternatives up front. But at 26, and with nearly 60 goals in English football, often as a sub, Hernandez still has something to offer.

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