This season Jermaine Defoe, Clint Dempsey and Emmanuel Adebayor have all struggled to find the back of the net for Tottenham. Andre Villas Boas has rotated in this position in the last few weeks, but neither Defoe nor Adebayor have shown signs of a striker fit to play in the Champions League next season.
Should Tottenham make the Champions League then they will undoubtedly need to strengthen the forward line if they are to compete with Europe’s elite. But will they need to look to hire a new striker externally or do they have the answer already?
Souleymane Coulibaly scored nine goals in four appearances at the Under-17 World Championship in 2011 for the Ivory Coast, sparking comparisons to fellow countryman Didier Dorgba. Tottenham moved quickly to snap up the youngster after the tournament with other big clubs tracking the player.
Coulibaly is currently on loan to US Grosseto in Serie B and has struggled for game time. Last season he scored five goals in five games in the Next Gen Series and it is this form that Tottenham could do with in the run in to the end of the season.
His current loan has been unsuccessful and the club may look to loan him out to a Championship side before trying to get into the Tottenham 1st XI. Certainly the form that the Tottenham forwards are showing at the moment would give the Ivorian encouragement that there could be a spot to fill in future years.
If Tottenham are to add to there forward line this summer, perhaps with the addition of long term target Leandro Damiao it would surely hinder the progression of this talented youngster. However, he looks set for a bright career regardless of the competition in front of him and is destined for the top.
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