Any injury to Harry Kane would condemn Tottenham's decision to not buy a new striker

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This is undoubtedly one of Tottenham’s most successful seasons in the Premier League era, with Mauricio Pochettino's side in the hunt for a Champions League place and genuine contenders for the title.

The north Londoners are currently second in England's top-flight, two points behind league leaders Leicester City and level on points with local rivals Arsenal, following their impressive weekend victory over Manchester City at the Etihad.

Spurs have reason to be careful, however. With Harry Kane their only proven striker, their title bid could suffer if he was to ever pick up an injury.


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Of the 47 league goals Tottenham have scored this season, 16 have been struck by strikers - and all of these have come from Kane. Summer signing Clinton N’Jie is the only other recognised front man in the Spurs squad, yet he's featured very little due to injury.

Tottenham should have rectified this problem last summer - or even in the January transfer window - given they went through similar circumstances last season, whereby Kane was joined by Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in the attacking ranks, both of whom largely ineffective when used.

They were released last summer as a result, yet only N'Jie was brought in to replace them. The fact they began the new campaign with just two out-and-out strikers put them at a huge disadvantage to their rivals, regardless of Kane's quality.

With 37 goals in just 60 Premier League games over the course of the past two seasons, the Englishman has proved he is one of the division’s finest strikers and vital to his club's aspirations.

But with league, Europa League and FA Cup fixtures approaching in the next month, Spurs could be forced to rue their decision of sticking with just Kane and the unproven N'Jie.

To their credit, Tottenham pursued West Brom's Saido Berahino last summer but ultimately failed to force the Baggies' hand. Despite their interest in the 22-year-old, they still failed to do what was ultimately necessary and it could come back to haunt them.

This is the first time in decades the north Londoners have looked genuine title contenders, but their failure to sign sufficient back up to Kane could ultimately cost them.

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