Spurs continue to be linked with a new centre forward as Dimitar Berbatov is just the latest name to be touted for a January switch to White Hart Lane. Back in November however, as Andre Villas-Boas was doubtlessly pondering whether to drop Roberto Soldado to the bench, the manager claimed that no new arrivals were necessary.

Talking to the press over the weekend, AVB seemed to back up that opinion with a small caveat concerning the question of Jermain Defoe’s future.

“We have three great strikers and it’s a question of a choice and strategy,” Villas-Boas told the Telegraph. “Jermain has been doing well so he deserves his place. It was a great performance from him. I cannot stop speculation coming, but I am extremely happy with Defoe.

“People can link him to other clubs, we can’t stop that. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to accept any offer and I think he knows he is better staying in the Premier League for his England chances.”

Jermain also looked to distance himself from the rumours.

“I’ve heard links with Toronto and West Ham and as we get close to the transfer window you are going to get speculation,” he said.

“It’s out of your hands, sometimes you end up leaving a club where you want to stay and sometimes you get in the team of a club you think you are leaving, you end up playing well and stay.”

So both parties seem happy and while we speculate over Berbatov and others, the most likely option is that Soldado, Defoe and Adebayor will continue as the only three senior strikers until the end of the campaign.

 

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  1. 6 singing need to spures 1.fabio contrao 2.s.corchia 3.kevin strootman 4.luis gustav 5.c.tello 6.javier hernandez to way out gomes, kaboul, naughton, sandro, demblele, siguresson, adabayer

  2. “Judge me, not by my successes, but by how I recover from my setbacks”, a certain very recently deceased world famous statesman once said. If we apply the same sentiment to our beloved Spurs, then we can be fairly glad with our response after the debacle in Manchester. The fly in the ointment continues to be our continuing striker problem. This problem is now in its third season and continuing, ever since Robbie Keane came off his pedestal at the Lane. I believe this problem could very well prove to be the difference between a top four place and disaster. In my mind, Defoe isn’t the answer as he’s been at the club for the last three seasons while Adebayor is now in his third straight season and hasn’t proved to be the solution either. That leaves Soldado and possibly Kane as the new factors in the striker equation. I read a stat over the weekend which said that Soldado had only scored 5 goals in Spain by this time last year. He subsequently went on to score a further 19 or so goals by the end of the season. We can only hope that history repeats itself otherwise we will surely have to venture into the transfer market next month if we are to save our season. When it comes to Harry Kane, I always think there is a potentially useful striker in there somewhere if we only can be patient and he gets a run in the team and some luck. It would be like a dagger to the heart if we let him go, only to watch him bloom and prosper at another club. With Spurs involved in so many matches and all three senior strikers misfiring badly, I hope he gets a chance sometime this season to show what he’s made of.
    Whatever, we need at least one striker to come good between now and April to secure a Champions League spot for next season. We can’t keep relying on wonder goals from our midfield and defence to push us into the top four, it won’t be enough. COYS!

  3. SO GLAD AVB IS HAPPY DON’T KNOW ANY OTHER SPURS FANS WHO ARE WATCHING BORING FOOTBALL THIS BLOKE BECOMES A BIGGER JOKE AS THE WEEKS GO BY TOTAL CLOWN.

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