FIVE striker options for Tottenham to consider in January

Tottenham suffered their fourth defeated of the season at the weekend when they lost 2-1 to Newcastle United at home after being 1-0 up by half time.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor scored the goal for Spurs but this wasn’t enough to give the North London side all three points.

If Spurs want to get anywhere near their aspirations of finishing in the top four, they need to find a frequent scorer who can help them win games. Unfortunately, their main strikers in the league, Adebayor, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado, have only managed to achieve two goals between them, both coming from the Togolese forward.

Tottenham need to find the goals from somewhere, and bringing someone in might be an option.

Here are FIVE possible striker options…

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Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino

The Englishman has been on fire for West Brom so far this season. He has scored seven goals from nine games and takes on average three shots per game. The 21 year old also has a pass success percentage of 88%, and a shot accuracy percentage of 62% from a total of 27 shots. Berahino has clearly shown he is a strong finisher and this is exactly what Spurs need to accomplish their league targets, but luring him away from The Bagies will come at a hefty price.

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Currently on loan at Real Madrid from Manchester United, the Mexican has scored three goals from four games this season, averaging 1.5 shots per game. The 26 year old has a 60% shot accuracy from the six shots he has taken, and also has provided one assist. For a move to be possible in January or even in August, Spurs have to hope the Los Blancos don’t ask to make his loan move into a permanent one.

Andre-Pierre Gignac

Andre-Pierre Gignac

The Frenchman has scored 10 goals from 11 games for French side Marseille in Ligue 1, averaging 3.6 shots per game. The top goal scorer in French football at the moment also has a shot accuracy percentage of 61% from a total of 40 shots. Gignac is entering the final months of his contract at Marseille as it expires at the end of June 2015, so Spurs may be able to pick him up for a bargain price in January before the 28 year old signs a new deal.

Max Kruse

Max Kruse

The German was linked with a move to North London last May but a move never materialised. The 26 year old has scored five goals from seven games for club side Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga. Averaging 2.7 shots per game, he also has a 67% shot accuracy from a total of 19 shots. Kruse is also known to be a very good passer of the ball, as he has created 23 chances for his team, has a pass success percentage of 80%, and has provided two assists.

Alexandre Pato

Alexandre Pato

The Brazilian has rediscovered his form back in his home country and maybe looking for a move back to Europe. The 25-year-old has scored nine goals from 25 games, and has provided three assists whilst on loan at Sao Paulo from parent club Corinthians. From a total of 54 shots, Pato takes on average 1.9 shots per game and has 58% shot accuracy. He has also created 28 chances for his team and has a pass completion percentage of 76%.

 


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