The club’s perceived failure to bring in a striker during the last transfer window has morphed itself into something resembling a moral panic in recent days, and with the news that Daniel Levy and co missed out on highly rated Brazilian forward Leandro Damiao, that failed quest feels even sorer.
With Jermain Defoe appearing to suffer ankle ligament damage against West Bromwich Albion during the weekend, it appears the side are now down to just the one striker in Emmanuel Adebayor. Who himself is currently yet to return from the African Cup of Nations.
Make no mistake about it, Damiao would have been an outstanding addition to this Tottenham team. Financial constraints may have put an end to any hopes of signing the Internacional man, but even so, you would have thought that the club could have found a solution to bring someone else in, given the threadbare options up front.
Villas-Boas recently claimed that the world champions didn’t do too badly playing without a recognized striker. As good as they may be, Spurs aren’t quite Spain and it remains to be seen whether the failure to bring another frontman in will have any far reaching repercussions.