Tottenham have been fortunate to have had Heung-min Son at their disposal in recent years, for the centre forward options behind Harry Kane have left much to be desired.
Be it Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen or Fernando Llorente, the role of the second striker has been something of a poisoned chalice, and it looks as though the latter pair both look destined for the exit door this summer.
The London Evening Standard state that Llorente, who has managed five goals in 29 appearances since joining from Swansea, is to be shipped out, while Football.London claim Janssen’s future looks just as bleak once he returns from his loan spell at Fenerbahce.
That will leave Kane as the club’s only senior centre forward option, and although his record could read as three players’ worth of goals, Mauricio Pochettino will still need back up.
So where should he be looking?
The answer lies at the feet of Kane’s rival for a role in England’s starting XI this summer; Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.
The 31-year-old striker has remained with the Foxes after firing them to a shock Premier League title, despite numerous rumours suggesting his imminent exit, and he has continued to show fine form in front of goal since, even if his side’s fortunes have not been as impressive as before.
His 17 goals in 34 appearances this season demonstrate he knows exactly where the net is, and his hard working attitude and spiky nature mean he would fit perfectly into the Spurs side, not least because he would be playing with several of his international team mates.
Kane has not had a proper rival to challenge him for his role in the starting XI but Vardy would not be content as second best, and moving to Tottenham would bring the best out of the pair for both club and country.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been handed a major boost in their hopes of keeping a key man this summer.