Should Pochettino continue to play Chadli up front even after signing N'Jie?

Nacer Chadli

Tottenham may have signed Clinton N'Jie, but Mauricio Pochettino hinted at using other players up front last week.

Tottenham completed the signing of Lyon forward Clinton N'Jie on Saturday, with the Cameroon international arriving to provide attacking help for Harry Kane.

N'Jie, 22, hit eight goals for Lyon last season, and with six goals in 11 games for the Cameroon national team, he appears to know where the net is.

With pace and great dribbling ability, N'Jie could be the man to provide a spark for Spurs after the second half capitulation to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

Yet even after signing N'Jie, Spurs still don't look strong up front. Roberto Soldado has joined Villarreal, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor has no future at White Hart Lane, leaving manager Mauricio Pochettino with few options in the final third.

Fans may want to see another striker brought in before the transfer deadline, but Pochettino made some intriguing comments at a press conference last week, as reported by talkSPORT.

"No, I think one more and we have different players that can play like a striker," said Pochettino when asked if he would look to sign another striker after N'Jie. "We have different offensive players that can play in different options, but I think we don't need too much players to bring [in]," he added.

Those comments suggest that Pochettino is considering using other players up front, and one player who was tested in that role during pre-season is Nacer Chadli.

The Belgian international - who scored against Stoke on Saturday - is primarily a winger but often drifts inside to try and get his name on the scoresheet. Having hit 13 goals last season, Chadli is certainly one of Tottenham's more dangerous players in front of goal.

Chadli is strong enough to lead the line and has made a habit of timing his runs to meet crosses, which is no doubt why Pochettino decided to test him in the role against Milan in pre-season - a game in which Chadli opened the scoring.

Yet, ultimately, Tottenham need to have a number of recognised strikers. Chadli has little experience playing up front, and teams challenging for the top four rarely have to resort to tactical experiments in attack in order to find goals.

Even after signing N'Jie, Tottenham still need to sign one more striker - and the option of playing Chadli up front should be an added bonus for Pochettino rather than a fallback plan in case Harry Kane or N'Jie suffer injuries.

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