By Harvey Byrne

Sky Sports pundit Alan Curbishley has stated that Tottenham need to invest in a new “marquee” striker to complete their squad.

The north London outfit are currently sat in fifth place in the Premier League table, but one area they have been criticised for is their lack of goals.

Spurs have scored the least amount of goals out of the leagues top five with 29 strikes from their 17 fixtures.

It is believed that they are over-reliant on star forward Harry Kane, who leads the team’s top scorer chart with nine goals despite missing six weeks through injury this campaign.

They also signed Holland international forward Vincent Janssen for £17million in the summer, but he has so far failed to deliver with just three penalty goals in 20 fixtures.

This has led former Premier League manager Curbishley to suggest that Spurs need to invest in a top quality striker to complete their squad.

“For me, I think if Tottenham can invest in another marquee centre forward to help Harry Kane, that’s what they need,” told Curbishley to Wednesday morning’s Premier League Daily Show on Sky Sports News.

“I think to round that squad off, I know it’s going to cause managerial problems in terms of picking the players, but I think they need to bring another marquee centre forward in.”

Despite their lack of goals Tottenham do still remain in touching distance of a Champions League place with just one point separating them from fourth placed Arsenal.

A win in their next match over Southampton could even take them up to third, leapfrogging both the Gunners and Manchester City with a better goal difference.

They have three matches in nine days coming up over the demanding Christmas period with clashes against the Saints, Watford and league leaders Chelsea.

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