Pochettino states that Tottenham could buy a new striker in January

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The Argentine trainer has admitted that his side could do with a specialist back-up option in attack to Harry Kane.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that the North London club may well sign a new striker in the January transfer window, with Tottenham Journal quoting him as saying a specialist back-up option for Harry Kane was a priority.

The England international has led the line with aplomb for the Lilywhites this season and has been a key figure in his side’s progressive start to the new campaign.

However, Kane is the only recognised number nine in the squad after the summer departures of strikers Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Despite the likes of Clinton N’jie, Nacer Chadli and Son Heung-min being able to play through the middle, the White Hart Lane faithful have concerns over who would play as the striker if Kane was unavailable.

Pochettino has stressed that the club are potentially looking to strengthen in this area over the January window, despite it not being an ideal time of the year to sign a new player.

“We have offensive players that can play like Harry,” Tottenham Journal quote the former Southampton manager as saying.

“There is Sonny [Heung-Min Son] or [Nacer] Chadli or Clinton [Njie] – they can play like a striker.

“But maybe it’s true. I recognise they are not a specific striker so maybe we work to try to find [a player with] that profile that we can add in the next transfer window or in the summer to try to help the team.

“We follow players now, but it is very difficult. What is most important is that we do not rock the balance of the team. It is important to be very clinical with the player that we choose.

“For me, always you want to find a striker that scores a lot of goals and who has a good physical condition – someone with good characteristics who can press, work hard and is a nice guy too.”

Spurs made a prolonged attempt to sign West Brom’s Saido Berahino over the summer but did not meet the Baggies’ asking price and as such were left without an attacking addition.

Tottenham travel to face Tony Pulis’ men today, with Berahino likely to play a role against the side that coveted him before the campaign started.

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