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Tottenham must replace Soldado with prolific Scot

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Andre Villas-Boas should take a chance and sign Jordan Rhodes this January to resolve his side's goalscoring problems.

Tottenham may be fourth in the Premier League but are finding goals hard to come by and will need to solve this issue to stay in the top four.

Expensive new signing Roberto Soldado has four league goals to his name but three of those came from the penalty spot and Spurs have only nine league goals in total.

In complete contrast, Rhodes has 10 goals to his name already for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. It may be a level down from the elite division in England, but Rhodes has proved he can put the ball in the net consistently and is destined to come to the Premier League sooner rather than later.

So, why not this January at White Hart Lane?

The 23-year-old's goal record is quite something. In his time at Huddersfield in League One, he scored 72 times in three seasons. Continuing his form with his move to Blackburn in the Championship, last season he smashed in another 26 proving the jump up was no issue to him. And therefore why not another level.

The Scot will not be cheap but with Jermain Defoe potentially moving away and Emmanuel Adebayor out of favour at the club, a new striker is needed.  

Rhodes is young with time to get even better and has a proven natural eye for goal. He could put pressure on Soldado to lead the line at Tottenham - or even replace him if his drought from open play were to continue.

Rhodes would arrive with a freshness and fearlessness which could pay off for Villas-Boas. But if he does not take the chance, someone soon will and it could be something the Portuguese coach regrets.


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