Report: Pochettino aware of the need to strengthen in one key position as Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor could leave

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Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly looking for young strikers to replace Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham Hotspur next season.

According to the Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino will look to bring in fresh blood to replace uninspiring front two Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor as the Argentinian looks to help support Harry Kane.

The report states that the North London side are set for talks over a deal for Monaco forward Anthony Martial, and also have German youth international Timo Werner in their sights. It adds: ‘Pochettino is aware of the need to support PFA young player of the year Harry Kane after he hit 31 goals for Tottenham in an incredible season’.

In the Premier League, Emmanuel Adebayor was the second highest scoring forward for Spurs as he hit two goals in 814 minutes of football. Roberto Soldado, who had an even worse record, scored just one goal in 796 minutes.

How many strikers should Spurs look to sign this summer?

If Soldado and Adebayor are to leave the club this summer, Pochettino could do with another two strikers on top of the two already mentioned – Werner and Martial.

Werner, who is an exciting young talent, is promising but can’t be relied upon to do the business next season should Kane get injured, and Martial at 19 isn't a much better option either.

Spurs will need experienced, proven strikers lined up even if it is just to cover Kane in case of injury.

With the Europa League to once again use to his advantage, Pochettino can afford to bring in young talent and give them a stage to play on. However, he will needs an answer to a worst case scenario too.

The former Southampton boss will be keen to build on the promising start to life he has made in North London and his strike force should be his main focus over the next couple of months. 

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