Despite going into the season’s opening weekend with just one experienced striker, new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has shocked supporters by claiming he only wants one more striker before the deadline.
Jermain Defoe seems set for a starring role at Tottenham this season after sitting the previous campaigns on the bench, but youngster Harry Kane is also in the fold to make his mark at White Hart Lane this season.
Amidst speculation of offers to last seasons’ top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor and Brazilian sensation Leandro Damiao, Villas Boas has ruled out bringing both forwards to the club.
Villas Boas set his stall out surrounding new players to the Daily Mirror “I can give you an example – last year we had two strikers in Chelsea of great dimension.
“Tottenham had three strikers of great dimension – Adebayor, Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko.
“Normally there is one that doesn’t get enough time that he feels he should be credited with.
“That’s not because you don’t rotate enough, but because when you play a system with one striker it is very difficult to get the third one to play enough.
“Normally on my teams I like to promote the third one as a young striker who is competing for that place a bit more aggressively.”