Jermaine Jenas has urged Tottenham to embark on a transfer mission to sign a top striker to play alongside Harry Kane.
Kane, 24, has been the talisman for Spurs over the past couple of seasons and the centre-forward has been in brilliant form this year.
The England international has scored 16 goals in just 19 appearances across all competitions, which has seen his value shot up in price.
Mauricio Pochettino tried Dutch striker Vincent Janssen as his understudy last season, but he was sent out on loan this year after struggling to make an impact in front of goal.
Fernando Llorente was purchased in the summer transfer window to act as Spurs’ second-choice forward, but he is still yet to open his goalscoring account in 16 appearances.
Ex-Spurs midfielder and current pundit Jenas believes that his former side are in desperate need of signing a top-class player in attack.
Jenas is confident that Kane will stay with the north London club despite reported interest from Real Madrid and feels a strike partner would be ideal for him.
“Spurs should spend big on a top striker to play with Harry Kane. I don’t see him going to Real Madrid in the summer,” Jenas said, as quoted by BT Sport Football’s twitter account.
Llorente is yet to hit the ground running since his arrival at Spurs and the experienced striker was expected to make a serious impact. The 32-year-old has proven himself throughout his career to be a great goalscorer, but playing second fiddle to Kane has not suited him. He scored 15 goals in a struggling Swansea team last season and perhaps Spurs now need to steer away from understudies to Kane. Jenas has suggested that finding a top-class attacker to play up front could work best for the side and in the past Dele Alli has even pushed further forward in support.