As it stands Tottenham are now down to 2 strikers after the club agreed to sell Defoe to Toronto. This is a similar mistake made by Levy and AVB in the summer. Much like the Spurs fans the players have started to voice concern, with further players looking to move on, but there are no genuine reports of any players coming in.
Two of the summer signings are already looking to leave (Chaldi and Capoue) and last January’s signing Holtby, this would make 4, but again there is zero ambition being shown by a club that was one of the league’s highest spenders.
Hugo Lloris has already voiced his concern. Champions League qualification is what is expected and then to close the gap on the top teams. However is this possible when the club is leaving the team with just two strikers?
Some may argue that Harry Kane is a viable option, how the striker has struggled to make any impact and this is across a large number of appearances. The club are starting to look as desperate as AVB in his final days and this is not a good sign at all.
As proof of the issues within the squad read Lloris’s quote below to demonstrate that with C.L. he may be moving on!
“The objective is to reach the Champions League. After that, it's to close the gap on the biggest teams in the league,” the France international told Telefoot.
“Without Champions League football? I've not thought about it. I must weigh things up at the end of the season.”
If the club do not secure the required players this January it will be the third straight season that Levy has failed to solidify Tottenham’s position as one of the 4 C.L. teams. The commercial view should be that funds are to be spent now and regain them after C.L. qualification or have to spend at least double this come the close season (without C.L.) and that is to catch up with last year’s teams, let alone catch up after new additions in the summer!
It is imperative that Levy finally moves on. Big money does not necessarily need to be spent. There are numerous strikers available on loan till the end of the season.
My main concern for Tottenham is that if Lloris left there would be a huge void to fill and we all know that a decent goal keeper is not easy to come by.