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Kane cannot bear the goalscoring burden alone.

Saido Berahino one of three strikers Tottenham could buy as cover for Harry Kane

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Harry Kane has been something of a revelation at White Hart Lane over the last 12 months or so. He currently leads the way for most Premier League goals scored in 2015 with 27 and his form, along with his teammates, has many believing that Mauricio Pochettino's men are close to something special.

With that being said, it is clear Tottenham need another striker if they want to challenge for a top four spot. Kane, despite his excellent form, will need support at some stage in the season and with Clinton N'Jie ruled out for up to three months through injury, the onus to sign a backup striker is now far greater.

Here are three options who could fit the bill perfectly at White Hart Lane.

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1. Charlie Austin

QPR endured a rather torrid return to the Premier League last season, suffering yet another relegation. The only glimmer of light in their dismal campaign was the form of Austin, the Englishman notching 18 goals during his maiden season in the top flight.

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Many were surprised when he wasn't snapped up over the summer, leaving him to once again ply his trade in the Championship during the first half of the 2015/16 season. Despite some injury concerns, he has still managed to continue scoring for the R's and could perhaps be the perfect asset for Spurs.

Blessed with predatory instincts, excellent hold-up play and crucial Premier League experience, Austin could be the man that Pochettino needs to fill the void in his squad. With Champions League aspirations, Spurs will inevitably need to abide by a slightly stricter rotation policy than some other teams.

And who better to rotate their star man with than a proven goalscorer. He'd come pretty cheap too.

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2. Odion Ighalo

This option could prove a long shot considering the Nigerian's current form at Watford, but the former Granada forward could potentially see a move to Spurs as a logical step forward in his career.

His meteoric rise in English football has been pretty astounding and like Austin, he fits the bill perfectly for Spurs. He's a natural goalscorer, physical presence and possesses vital experience in England's top flight.

The Hornets forward showed just what a dangerous player he is against Spurs on Monday, bulldozing through their defence to score an equaliser. He shares the same hunger and desire as Kane.

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Fourteen goals this season so far in the league show just how clinical he has become at Vicarage Road.

He might come to miss his partner in crime Troy Deeney, but with a whole host of creative talent available at Spurs, Ighalo could vastly develop as a player.

3. Saido Berahino

The West Brom man was controversially close to a move to White Hart Lane in the summer before a move fell through and, as a result, his time at the Hawthorns this season has been an unpleasant one.

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The striker has spent the majority of his time on the bench as punishment for his poor conduct, but the fact remains Berahino is a clinical striker capable of performing for a bigger side.

He might not be a physical specimen like Austin or Ighalo, but he is a proven finisher with an excellent first touch and exceptional dribbling ability.

It's clear from his actions over the summer that he wants a move to London and despite his volatile attitude, he could be the answer Spurs are looking for.

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