Tottenham Hotspur need to sign a striker in the summer transfer window in order to help Harry Kane next season.
Vincent Janssen’s performances during the 2016-17 campaign were hugely disappointing, and it would not be wise for Spurs to have too much faith in him.
True, the Netherlands international striker could turn on the style next season, but Spurs need to have a plan in case he does not.
It will not be easy for Tottenham to convince too many quality strikers in the summer to make the switch to Wembley; after all, Kane is the first-choice striker at the moment, and manager Mauricio Pochettino does not always play two upfront.
This means that Spurs will have to settle for a ‘B-rated’ striker, and one option could Tom Ince. Currently on the books of Derby County in the Championship, the 25-year-old is at the right age to take the next step in his career.
Ince is a very versatile footballer who can feature as a forward, winger or attacking midfielder. The former England Under-21 international scored 14 goals and provided six assists in 41 Championship starts for Derby last season.
The former Liverpool man has played in the Premier League before without much success, but given that he is only 25, he still has time to make a name for himself in the English top flight.
Although Derby are not planning to sell Ince, as reported by The Derby Telegraph, Tottenham should test the water and make an offer for the former Hull City striker.