Hoddle and Redknapp agree Tottenham need to help Harry Kane

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The duo believe Mauricio Pochettino's side cannot afford to rely on Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado as back up.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Matchday Live with Fletch and Sav programme, broadcast from 10am on Saturday mornings, both Glenn Hoddle and Harry Redknapp said they believe Tottenham need to help Harry Kane this season.

The young striker enjoyed a prolific breakthrough campaign in the Premier League last term as he ended up as the league's second-highest goalscorer behind Sergio Aguero.

He is now the star man at White Hart Lane, with many expecting him to repeat last season’s feats, but both Hoddle and Redknapp say he needs help as he can’t be relied upon solely to score the side’s goals.

"Offensively they still look very short," Hoddle told Matchday Live with Fletch and Sav.

"Upfront they’ve got to go and buy, Adebayor and Soldado, if they put their hat on those it’s not going to happen for Tottenham. For Spurs to get in that top four, they need to bring in three or four new players."

Redknapp was in agreement, saying Tottenham do indeed need further additions up front to help Kane as they can’t rely on him to score all of their goals this season. He did, however, suggest their defence is a point to be positive about.

"The back four looks very strong, Danny Rose is an England left back in the future and the two centre halves are good players," he added.

"Up front though, they are very short. They’ve got to get someone in to help Harry Kane, they can’t rely on him to score the goals all season."

Berahino would be a good addition

One player who could prove an astute purchase is Saido Berahino. The young forward already has a strong relationship with Kane given their shared England experiences for the Under-21s, while the team is in dire need of the pace he brings to the table.

Given he is also a proven goalscorer in the Premier League, a move makes all the more sense. For now, it remains abundantly clear Spurs need more attacking recruits this summer. And the need has only grown following defeat at Manchester United.

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