Not only does Redknapp need to improve his front line, he needs to inject more strength in depth in the midfield to supplement the front men.
HARRY REDKNAPP will need to bolster his striking options for next season if Tottenham are to mount a serious challenge at regaining their position in the top 4 of the Premier League.
Last season, in which they finished 5th, Spurs struggled to find consistent goal scoring form, particularly from their front men as the only player capable of surpassing the 10 goal mark was Rafael Van der Vaart, who plays as an attacking midfielder. Roman Pavlyuchenko only managed 9 league goals, while Peter Crouch and Jermaine Defoe only put away four goals each.
It is no surprise that rumours of new strikers joining Spurs have been circulating since the end of last season: names repeatedly linked with the club have been Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Asamoah Gyan and there’s even been talk of Dimitar Berbatov rejoining Tottenham, as so many other players have done in Redknapp’s tenure as manager.
For Tottenham to realistically register a serious challenge on the top 4 or even winning the title, players will need to be offloaded in order to raise funding for new talent: it’s been well documented that Spurs don’t have unlimited cash. Niko Kranjcar, Robbie Keane, Peter Crouch and Gareth Bale have all been strongly linked with moves away from the club in the transfer market this summer, although Tottenham are adamant that Bale will remain at the club.
Not only does Redknapp need to improve his front line, he needs to inject more strength in depth in the midfield to supplement the front men – Scott Parker’s name has been mentioned countless times on a move to Spurs.
To maintain their standard and keep in touch with the likes of big spenders Liverpool and Manchester City is it imperative that Tottenham enhance and refine their striking options while sustaining the standard throughout the rest of the squad by keeping the likes of Modric and Bale.