With Jermain Defoe ageing and Emmanuel Adebayor losing form, Tottenham are in need for a world class striker if they are to compete for the League title or Champions League.
With Bale having scored 21 goals in all competitions, Spurs have struggled to find another goal-scoring source.
Andre Villas-Boas' side are currently lying in fourth place in the Premier League, trailing Chelsea who lie in third place with a game in hand and a one point advantage over the Lilywhites.
Many neutral fans would credit Gareth Bale for Tottenham's promising Europa League campaign and positioning in the Premier League table, as Spurs do not have that goal exploiting talisman that Daniel Levy has been trying to find.
Last summer transfer window saw Tottenham turn ex Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor's loan deal to a permanent basis. The Togo striker impressed greatly after enjoying a good loan spell at White Hart Lane last season, but however has found it hard to find the net and get into the starting XI. Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, thought this signing was the answer to Tottenham's problems.
Despite Spurs steering in the right direction, they have lacked that world-class number 9. Spurs haven't had that type of player since Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov left the Lilywhites for the Red Devils in 2008.
So which strikers would best suit Tottenham and could be realistic targets?
To name five, players such as Alvaro Negredo, Roberto Soldado, Gonzalo Higuain, Christian Benteke and Leandro Damiao could all excell at Spurs.
Each one would offer Villas-Boas a new dimension as he looks to take his side to the next level.
Will Spurs resolve their attacking options? Or is Daniel Levy going to find a cheap alternative?
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