Spurs' squad list for MLS All-Stars match shows just two strikers available

Tottenham have just Harry Kane and Shaq Coulthirst available for the match in Colorado this week, and possibly for the entire US tour.

Tottenham Hotspur have released their squad list for the prestigious match against an MLS All-Stars squad on Wednesday, via their website, and it is an interesting window into Mauricio Pochettino's development of the Spurs squad this summer and into next season.

One particular area of concern for Spurs fans will be that the Londoners look particularly light in the attacking department. The squad list has just Harry Kane and Shaq Coulthirst as established forwards, with big-name stars Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado not involved amid rumours they could soon be leaving the club.

It is doubtful the Spaniard or Togo international will feature in the other matches in the US, and it could mean that Coulthirst, who is yet to make a Premier League appearance and ended last season on loan in League Two, will be given a chance to feature in the English top flight in the new season, something that Spurs fans have debated previously on HITC.

If the 20-year-old impresses while the club are in the US, it would almost certainly see him enter the club's thinking on some level, especially considering how short on numbers are Spurs up front.

Of course, there is no denying Kane's place as the Tottenham golden boy, and rightly so after the season he has just had, but a regular problem for Pochettino last season was an inability to change things around up front by bringing on a player who could offer a different threat alongside the England international.

Equally, an injury to Kane would be a catastrophe for a side looking to make it into the Champions League places, even if the likes of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela could play up front at a push.

It is perhaps an indication just why Spurs are reported to be interested in West Brom striker Saido Berahino, according to the Standard, a player that has played with Harry Kane and could also deputise for him.

But in all honesty, Pochettino would need more than just the Baggies frontman if he was to have a well-stocked squad, while the club would certainly have the wages available to bring in more than just one striker if they were to offload both Adebayor and Soldado.

Whatever happens, it is clear the striking department is something the club have to improve before the transfer window slams shut.

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