Report: Pochettino's specific requirements for a Tottenham striker signing

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Mauricio Pochettino is specific over the type of striker he wants at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur will only sign a striker in January if a target can be found which fits into Mauricio Pochettino's exact requirements, report The Guardian.

Spurs are in need of an extra forward to help Harry Kane out in attack, but are not going to buy for the sake of it.

The Guardian detail what the club's head coach is looking for, reporting: "Pochettino has specific requirements for the striker he wants. He must be an excellent athlete, capable of working in the team’s pressing style and, obviously, bring a goal threat and a good attitude."

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is claimed to remain a target, but whether he possesses the 'good attitude' Pochettino desires is a matter of opinion, after the immature way he handled the breakdown of his move to White Hart Lane in the summer.

The description fits perfectly the one forward Spurs already have, Harry Kane, and it is no wonder the club are looking for another like him - no doubt as are the rest of the Premier League.

Pochettino is said to be determined not to waver from his requirements - while chairman Daniel Levy will have his own financial framework he will want any deal to fit into.

The key man in January, and right now, may just be head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, who is busy co-ordinating scouting across Europe to come up with a mix of names for the club to target, and hopefully they will be more creative than simply bidding for Berahino again.

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