They say that to sign one bad striker is careless, but two is negligence.
But that’s exactly what Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino have done at Tottenham.
Okay, maybe bad is a touch harsh, but it is fair to say that both Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have been utter flops for Tottenham.
Levy has a chance to make it third time lucky this summer and must ensure that he doesn’t get it wrong again. (So Levy, please, don’t even think about Andy Carroll).
A recent report in Football.London has claimed what most fans will be expecting – that both Llorente and Janssen will not be around to see Tottenham’s new stadium next season.
At the very most Janssen might still be a Tottenham player in all but shirt, if he gets another year on loan at Fenerbahce.
Llorente, though, is just going to be binned off, with maybe a return to Swansea on the cards.
Having a back-up striker for Harry Kane is important and that’s been proved again while he’s been injured.
Heung-Min Son is an able deputy but never seems to be as good as when he’s playing out wide with Kane in the centre.
And, with Champions League football on the horizon again, Tottenham need depth in their squad and they can’t rely on Kane as heavily as they are now.
The Football.London report claims Levy will likely be back in for a back-up striker in the summer.
They’re no one-man team. They’ve put that myth to bed this season, but they do need another forward and, after getting it horribly wrong twice now, Levy and Poch must make sure they don’t make themselves look stupid this summer.
With a new stadium, Poch as manager and Champions League football, they have a huge chance to tempt a quality man in. Fans will be desperate for them to get it right.
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