After Sunday’s 6-0 humiliation by Manchester City, it is pretty clear that Tottenham lack strength in depth.
With just nine league goals scored this season, it’s obvious just what position they need to strengthen - attack. Club-record signing Roberto Soldado is already looking out of place, and, if a striker who scored 59 goals for Valencia can’t find the back of the net regularly, then who can?
Jermain Defoe, a fan favourite for the North London side, appears to have fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane and only seems to play in cup games and as a substitute. He may well leave in January to try and book his spot at the 2014 World Cup with England.
And then there is Emmanuel Adebayor, earning a reported £170,000 a week, £95,000 courtesy of former club Manchester City. He did come off the bench in the 6-0 on Sunday, but surely he will seek a move in January. Although who would be willing to pay his ridiculous wages?
So it seems Tottenham should look for a new striker. One player that could do a job for them is Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian is rarely used at Manchester City, and who can blame them with Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo looking like arguably the best strike partnership in the world.
I have always been a fan of Dzeko. His 33 goals for City is an impressive record considering that he has spent a lot of his career at the Etihad Stadium on the bench and surely he must concede that, at the moment, breaking into the first team is virtually impossible except for meaningless cup games.
I think he can give Spurs the goals they so dearly lack. Soldado and Defoe are relatively short players, so already Dzeko can provide extra height. And even if Andre Villas-Boas was to use Dzeko as a super-sub, he will always score a goal.
Tottenham are in trouble and face the prospect of not only missing out on the Champions League, but missing out on Europe all together.
Dzeko could be the man to change Spurs’ fortunes.
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