Tottenham should look for free Luiz Adriano swoop

Tottenham Hotspur should be considering the possibility of signing Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano.

Tottenham Hotspur have the potential to end their goalscoring woes without spending a penny in January by signing Luiz Adriano. 

The Shakhtar Donetsk striker's contract is due to expire in June 2015 and he will be available to sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

Although it means Spurs would have to wait until the summer to get their man, he could represent a bargain option to fill the void that they currently have up front.

Spurs' current trio of strikers only have three goals in the Premier League between them and unless they address their obvious attacking issues it looks like it could be a long season for the Lilywhites.

Mauricio Pochettino's men currently sit in 12th position in the table and there seem to be numerous deficiencies in their squad.

While he wouldn't be able to make a difference until next season, signing Luiz Adriano would provide them with a boost, as it should solve a problem and mean that they keep most of their budget to spend on other additions. 

The Brazilian forward has scored 12 goals in 14 games this season, with nine of these strikes coming in the Champions League. 

His pace and power make him an obvious candidate for the Premier League, but his predatory touch in front of goal is his major asset. 

The 27-year-old scored 20 times in the Ukrainian league last season and he is growing in reputation rapidly.

Luiz Adriano was handed his first Brazil cap last month and if he continues to score at this rate more should come in the future.

That is an example of his quality and, given Spurs' struggles, he should be a player that Pochettino is considering offering a contract to at the earliest possible opportunity. 

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