Report suggest Milan want to sell Bacca - should Tottenham make a move in January?

AC Milan v Pescara Italian Serie A

Tottenham Hotspur desperately need a quality striker who can compete with Harry Kane.

Reports emanating from Italy yesterday appeared to suggest that AC Milan are prepared to sell Carlos Bacca in January, according to Italian sports outlet Sport Leggo.

If the report proves to be correct, Spurs should make a move for the Colombian, who would be seen as a substantial upgrade on summer signing Vincent Janssen.

The Holland international has really struggled since his move to White Hart Lane from AZ Alkmaar in July, and has managed just three goals for Mauricio Pochettino's men - all coming from the penalty spot.

-  AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring a goal. AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates 

Bacca, 30, would be the ideal signing for Tottenham. He is the finished article, a clinical finisher, and has a tireless work-rate.

His presence amongst the squad would most definitely provide everyone with a lift, and would arguably aid Harry Kane's development.

At the moment, the England international knows he will start every game when he is fit. In the long-run that cannot be a good thing from a motivational perspective, and is something that the Spurs recruitment team should address as soon as possible.

This is not to say that Janssen should be discarded entirely. He is still only 22-years-old, and needs time to learn and adapt to the English game.

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in actionJanssen has really struggled since his move to Spurs

Most teams who manage to consistently challenge for titles both domestically and on the continent have more than two strikers, and although Son Heung-min can play through the middle, he is not what you would call a natural striker.

During his time with the Rossoneri, the former Sevilla hitman has scored 24 goals in 51 Serie A outings for Milan.

And if Bacca is available, Tottenham should do everything within their power to bring him to London.

If a move eventually came to fruition, they would then be in a position where they could genuinely challenge on all fronts.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesCarlos Bacca in action for AC Milan

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