Paul Robinson suggests reason for delay in Tottenham signing striker

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has explained why he feels the club haven't already snapped up a new striker.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson told talkSPORT why he feels there has been a delay in his old side announcing the arrival of a new striker.

The Independent is one of several sources to report the news that a deal for forward Clinton Njie is imminent and Robinson feels that means that the exit of a current first team player at White Hart Lane is also just around the corner.

“They’re desperately in need of a decent signing and desperately in need of a striker. The thing with Tottenham I look at, is the new stadium that’s going on – Is Daniel Levy waiting to get Adebayor off the wage bill and looking to get rid of Soldado before he signs a new striker?” he told talkSPORT.

Why Tottenham need extra attacking support

There are two main reasons Tottenham need to snap up an additional striker, with Njie the likely candidate.

Firstly, the boss has to take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.

Kane is a hard working and top quality player, but it’s unreasonable for the club to expect him to perform as effectively as he did last season.

Taking some of the pressure away from him should help him to stay fresh mentally so he can still have a big impact in a higher number of games.

Secondly, it gives Pochettino a Plan B.

If Harry Kane gets an injury before a new player comes in or becomes isolated as was the case at times last weekend against Manchester United, Pochettino doesn’t really have the tools to switch things up.

A new striker can help Tottenham’s attack to become more unpredictable and ultimately, more difficult to deal with.

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