These are two players Tottenham have in mind to replace Lamela - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are looking at solutions to provide attacking support to Harry Kane in this summer’s transfer window, according to a report.
The Express claim Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and Crystal Palace wide man Wilfried Zaha are on the radar of the north Londoners.
It is said they could provide the answer to Spurs’ need to beef up an attack in which back-up striker Vincent Janssen has flopped badly since his transfer from AZ Alkmaar last summer.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has also been unable to call upon Erik Lamela since late October due to a hip injury and his fitness struggles have highlighted the lack of depth in the ranks.
Spurs are second in the Premier League after building upon their impressive third-place finish of last season and have high hopes of reaching the FA Cup semi-finals as they prepare for Sunday’s home tie against third-tier Millwall.
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But Pochettino’s side came unstuck in Europe this season, with a pre-Christmas Champions League exit followed by a humiliating last-32 Europa League defeat to Belgian minnows Gent.
The Express report that Spurs face a battle to hang on to their prize assets, including Kane and playmaker Dele Alli, but attacking solutions are also needed.
Martial, 21, has had a mixed second season at United, scoring seven goals and supplying six assists in 27 matches in all competitions, as he has struggled to gain the consistent trust of Jose Mourinho.
There were reports he could leave Old Trafford on loan in January but the player who joined from Monaco in the summer of 2015 in a deal worth up to £56million has been a regular starter in recent weeks.
Zaha, 24, has been a mainstay of the Palace side that is fighting to avoid relegation, scoring five goals and supplying an impressive eights assists in 24 league matches.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.