Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith told the Daily Telegraph that he feels Tottenham Hotspur fans need to prepare for a last-gasp move from the club in the transfer market.
Smith appeared to be critical of Tottenham for not having already secured support for Harry Kane in attack ahead of the new season.
Kane can’t be expected to bear the weight of Tottenham’s attack for a second season, especially as opposition sides will be wise to him and will have new methods designed to keep him quiet in big games.
“As Mauricio Pochettino clears out his midfield, the lack of activity up front must concern Spurs fans. With Emmanuel Adebayor set to be loaned out, only the ineffective Roberto Soldado supports Harry Kane. Prepare for Daniel Levy’s traditional last-gasp deal,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
No need to panic just yet
Despite Smith’s comments, Tottenham have plenty of time left in the transfer window to change their attacking options.
The situation changes if Kane picks up a knock this weekend against Manchester United or ahead of the end of the transfer window.
In that instance, it’s understandable to see why Tottenham could panic in terms of bringing in another striker.
A solid transfer window so far
What’s been encouraging about Tottenham’s transfer window so far is that they have been calm and measured in terms of making changes.
The defence, which was a problem last season, has been improved and several ‘deadwood’ type players have been sold and moved on.
It’s been a transfer window of common sense so it seems pointless to change that approach now.