Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has insisted that it’s time to get the cheque book out and go spending this summer and has made it clear that a new striker is a priority.
Speaking after the Chelsea game Harry said: “I hate when people say, ‘Oh well, if they don’t make the Champions League, they’re going to sell Bale or they’re going to sell Modric – that’s not the way forward.
“The way forward now is to say, ‘Okay, let’s go and find one or two top-drawer players and go and move on again and let’s get back in the Champions League’.
“I haven’t spoken to Daniel about it but I’m sure he’s got to be positive. Where do you go if you don’t do that?”
Prior to the weekend, Redknapp acknowledged the failure of our strike force this season and confirmed that a new front man was urgently required.
“It’s been one of those years. Normally Defoe would have had 18 goals by now. He hasn’t got them this year, Crouchy hasn’t scored many, he’s scored his goals in Europe. We’re still in it without the frontmen having scored the goals they should have done.
“I’d like to get another front man if I can. They’re difficult to find though. We went for Rossi last year and he was suddenly £35million.
“We’re looking for strikers, not £35million ones, they’re hard to find because everyone’s looking for them. Whatever happens, it looks like being a summer of changes at the Lane, but do Harry’s words suggest that he feels only one new face up front is required?