Spurs urged to sign Mandzukic

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Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, a reported target for Arsenal, would be an ideal acquisition for new Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, at least that is the opinion of former Liverpool defender and ESPN pundit Steve Nicol.

Mandzukic faces an uncertain future at the Allianz Arena following the announcement that Robert Lewandowski will arrive from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. The Croatia international is unlikely to be content playing second fiddle.

Spurs may look to recruit another centre-forward in the summer transfer window given the lack of goals provided by Roberto Soldado this term and, claims Nicol, the north Londoners should make an attempt to bring Mandzukic to White Hart Lane.

"I think the best choice would be Mario Mandzukic, who's at Bayern Munich at the present time," he told

"[Bayern] obviously have signed Lewandowski which means there will be no room for Mandzukic. I think he would be a great signing.

"He can hold the ball up, he can come off and play, he can score goals. He can pretty much do it all."

It remains to be seen if the 27-year-old is actually on Spurs' radar but, according to reports, Mandzukic is very much in the crosshairs of Arsenal.

The Gunners, as they were in the summer, are in need of goalscoring reinforcements, with their issues exacerbated by the long-term injury sustained by Theo Walcott last weekend.

Arsene Wenger though would appear unlikely to pursue a player of Mandzukic's profile in the January transfer window, with the Arsenal boss reportedly more likely to move for a prominent target come the end of the season.

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