Le Tissier: This is what Tottenham must do in the January window
By Harry Sykes
Matt Le Tissier has urged Tottenham to buy a new striker in the January window to take some of the goalscoring burden off Harry Kane.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down the prospect of the Londoners making major alterations to their team this month.
But the Argentine has said he is “open” to a “special situation” after Spurs were most strongly linked with the likes of Everton’s Ross Barkley and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
Le Tissier believes the Tottenham squad is sufficiently well manned but believes they need cover for undisputed first choice striker Kane.
“I like Spurs’ squad and I think the only thing would be to get somebody in who is going to challenge Harry Kane, but it’s tough to bring in anyone of quality when they know Kane will be first choice,” Le Tissier said, as quoted by the Sky Sports website.
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Kane, who topped the Premier League charts last season with 25 goals, is the club’s leading scorer in all competitions this season with 12 strikes.
That is one more than fellow England international and man-of-the-moment Dele Alli, although both players have scored 10 league goals.
Alli scored twice in midweek, through two superbly taken headers, as Spurs secured a notable 2-0 win against league leaders Chelsea.
The result blew the title race wide open and also gives Tottenham fans hope they can genuinely challenge.
Spurs are third in the table and seven points adrift of Chelsea, who were threatening to run away with the title.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have agreed a striker transfer and the player has been hailed as “brilliant” by his manager.