After countless transfer windows where Tottenham have not landed that crucial goalscoring striker, is has not been a surprise that they have failed to qualify for the Champions League in the last couple of years.
Both Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe have failed to deliver the goals on a consistent basis for the north London side. So because of this the argument for an out-and-out striker at White Hart Lane was further strengthened after they finished in 5th place last season - just one point off rivals Arsenal in fourth. Despite Welsh wizard, Gareth Bale, being in inspirational form throughout the season - netting 21 Premier league goals - this was not enough as Spurs again missed out on the prospect of Champions League football.
Chairman, Daniel Levy has received a lot of stick for not supporting manager Andre Villas-Boas' transfer requests, but in his defence he has backed his managed recently as the club completed £17 million deal for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians.
Paulinho's compatriot, Leandro Damiao, has been a player speculated with Tottenham numerously over the past two seasons, but the interest between that two clubs has ended after Southampton have shown strong interest in the Brazilian international. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy can already mark him off as being Tottenham's missing goal scoring exploit striker.
It was believed Spurs were keen on a deal to bring Barcelona striker David Villa to the club, but Atletico Madrid have beat them to his signature, signing the 31-year-old Spanish striker for a reported £4.4million.
With Roberto Soldado also rumoured to be involved in a move to Spurs, but only time will tell if Spurs can snap up that crucial striker that would be so beneficial to their hopes of success this season.
So will Daniel Levy splash the cash this summer or is he going to find the cheaper alternatives to strengthen his frontline?
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