Four attacking signings Tottenham could make this summer; including Charlie Austin

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Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham are in need of attacking additions this summer.

Harry Kane's impressive breakthrough season overshadowed a disappointing season for Tottenham's strikers last season, leading to suggestions that the club need to invest shrewdly over the summer. 

With both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado offering little in terms of goals, the Lilywhites are in desperate need of attacking additions ahead of the new season.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino faces the difficult take of signing a proven striker - someone capable of stepping up for the club when required - and facilitating the rapid development of Harry Kane.

The England under-21 striker is likely to lead the line Lilywhites next season, leaving the club in need of a player who will settle for second fiddle, or at least ambitious enough to be prepared to challenge for a first-team place. 

Here's three potential targets who suit the Argentine head coach's criteria:

Charlie Austin - Queens Park Rangers

The Queens Park Rangers frontman will be eager to make his return to the Premier League and White Hart Lane could prove the perfect destination. An ambitious individual, Austin would relish the prospect of challenging Harry Kane for a first team spot, while catalysing the club's push for Champions League football. 

Austin outperformed his, and everyone else's, wildest expectations last term. The 25-year-old scored a hugely impressive 18 goals in 35 appearances, despite missing two penalties along the way. With a conversion rate of 22.8% and a shot accuracy of 67%, he is a player who does not miss many clear-cut chances.  

This move benefits both club and player. After all, it would do Austin's England chances no harm whatsoever. Having earned a call-up for the Three Lion's last set of fixtures, a move to Spurs could see him cement a regular position in Roy Hodgson's side - something he could only have dreamed of while playing for Poole Town all those years ago. 

Fernando Llorente - Juventus

According to Sky Bet's latest odds, Tottenham are the leading favourite to sign Fernando Llorente. Following reports, as per talkSport linking the Juventus centre-forward with a move to White Hart Lane, the bookmakers are offering prices at 11/8 for him to sign before the start of the new season.

Llorente has found it difficult to maintain a consistent starting place in Turin, playing a support role to former Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez last season, scoring just nine goals in the process. Meanwhile, the arrival of Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic and Argentine Paulo Dybala, means he has slipped even further down Massimiliano Allegri's reckoning. 

With only Harry Kane to contend with for a first-team place at the Lane, he could relish the challenge that comes with a move to the Premier League. The Spaniard has two years left on his contract in Turin, but with Juventus open to his departure, a relatively small bid could be enough to secure his services. 

Loic Remy - Chelsea

Recent report, as per , suggest Chelsea have staged a U-turn regarding the availability of Loic Remy, but nothing is a certainty in football and the recent acquisition of Radamel Falcao - albeit on a season loan - could see the Frenchman depart Stamford Bridge before the end of the summer window.

Remy has a hugely impressive strike rate in the Premier League, having scored 27 goals in 45 starts (61 appearances) during his time in England, making him a hugely reliable target for Spurs. However, somewhat surprisingly he has not been linked with a move to White Hart Lane this term, despite the Lilywhites' need for attacking reinforcements.  

With his goal record taken into consideration, the 28-year-old would be a fantastic coup for Pochettino's side. Despite a lack of game-time at Stamford Bridge last term - restricted to just six league starts whenever Diego Costa was unavailable - he was still able to score an impressive seven occasions; many of which proved vital to the Blues' title challenge. 

Javier Hernandez - Manchester United 

According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United will welcome bids for Javier Hernandez, who has failed to convince Van Gaal that he can be part of his long-term plans - news that could interest Mauricio Pochettino. The Mexican international, who spent last season on-loan at Real Madrid, has just one year to run on his contract and does not figure the Red Devils plans. 

The little Mexican is a truly outstanding player when played regularly, but he hasn't been afforded the opportunity to do so in recent seasons. He is a goal poacher by trade, and this is exactly the type of player that Tottenham are in the market for. Simply put, he guarantees goals and ticks all the right boxes. 

Hernandez is yet to be rewarded with a full season at Old Trafford and a more involved role at White Hart Lane is exactly what he needs. At 27 years of age, in the prime years of his career, he is a forward who is easily capable of scoring 15 or more goals per season, providing he receives a decent amount of playing time.

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