Promising a player though Harry Kane might be, it would have worried many Spurs fans to hear Andre Villas-Boas talk about the striker in such glowing terms over the weekend. It may well have sounded like a prelude to a Premiership baptism should the quest for a new centre forward continue to prove fruitless.
The obvious answer to the question in the title would be Jermain Defoe although many reports suggest that the Adebayor deal will finally be struck this week. Time is running out for Spurs and Ade and there’s no doubt that the Togolese striker has been frozen out by his parent club, Manchester City.
‘I am sorry for him because he is here and not playing,’ City boss Roberto Mancini said. ‘But he has no chance of playing this season for us.
‘It’s important for him that he can find a good solution because he scored a lot of goals last season and he’s a top striker.
‘I hope for him he can find a good solution very quickly.’
Given the situation, surely some form of deal could be thrashed out, even if it is another loan arrangement. But could it be done in time for Spurs to avoid starting the season with just one recognised striker?