Michael Owen has explained in his Betvictor.com column that Tottenham Hotspur need to sign a striker this summer.
The former Manchester United and Liverpool striker believes that there is too much pressure on youngster Harry Kane at White Hart Lane at the moment.
“The north London side have bolstered their defence during the summer but unless they strengthen up front, where there is too much emphasis at present on Harry Kane, I feel they may struggle to build on last season’s fifth place finish,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.
A striker is needed
Former Newcastle striker Owen does have a point: Tottenham do need to sign at least one recognised striker for the 2015-16 campaign.
Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado are the other two strikers in the current Spurs squad, but neither is particularly reliable.
If Kane suffers a dip in form or gets injured, then Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be in huge trouble.
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Owen has also predicted Spurs to lose their opening game of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign against United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
“United lost to Swansea at Old Trafford on the opening day of last season but I don’t expect them to slip up again,” the 35-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com.
“Wayne Rooney has scored 10 goals in 15 league appearances for Manchester United against Spurs and the England skipper might be the difference between the teams.”
Many Premier League observers will agree with Owen’s prediction. Playing at home will give United the advantage; moreover, manager Louis van Gaal has a very good squad at his disposal.