Tottenham should move for big-money striker if they sell Alderweireld

Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on August 27, 2016 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should pump all money from a potential Toby Alderweireld sale into signing a new striker.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on August 29, 2015 in London, England.

A lot of focus is now going to shift on to Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld after his nation Belgium were knocked out of the World Cup by finalists France.

The 29-year-old’s future at Spurs has been a popular topic for discussion in the last year and Manchester United are set to make an opening offer for him this week, according to the Express.

Jose Mourinho will try to land the centre-back imminently as his top target and United are allegedly willing to pay £50million, but the North London club value him at £60million.

Spurs have the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier already in the squad to compensate from a potential Alderweireld exit, which begs the question of what Tottenham should do if they are left with £60million burning in their back pocket.

Quite simply, manager Mauricio Pochettino should be straight on the phone to owner Daniel Levy if Alderweireld does depart for a sizeable fee and plead with him to pump that money into signing a new striker.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on May 13,...

Spurs do have a fairly formidable squad as it stands, but perhaps one major weak point is that there is very little firepower behind talisman Harry Kane.

The 2017/18 Premier League champions Manchester City had both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in their ranks; something which helped them massively in rotating across a busy fixture list and dealing with injuries.

There is no doubt Kane is the top dog at Spurs for the foreseeable future, but having some healthy competition and bringing in another top striker can only be good for him and the team.

Toby Alderweireld #4 of Tottenham Hotspur passes the ball in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena  in Harrison, New Jersey.

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