‘Tottenham won’t sign anyone in January’ claims former Spurs shot stopper

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 6:10pm

By Josh O’Brien @JoshJohnOBrien1

Regardless of how desperate Spurs are for a proven goalscorer, former goalkeeper Jimmy Walker thinks it will be a quiet deadline day in the white half of North London.

Harry Kane’s hamstring strain has plagued Spurs since New Year’s Day, with the England skipper being arguably his side’s only constant source of goals.

Daniel Levy is the man who provides the money for whoever is is in the Spurs dugout, and has caused frustration amongst fans ever since many believe he starved former gaffer Mauricio Pochettino of precious cash when the Argentine needed it most.

Poch has since departed via the plush new stadium’s exit door, and in came the special one. Jose Mourinho’s arrival split the fanbase and has done little to quash such division since.

Ironically, with Spurs most certainly in need of a forward, Tottenham have actually conceded the most goals since Jose took the reigns.

But whilst there are numerous links to defenders, it’s gone cold on the search for a new striker. After weeks of being linked with the services of AC Milan forward Krzysztof Piątek, it is now believed the pole is Hertha Berlin bound.

Speaking to The Posh Boys on Love Sport, former Spurs keeper revealed his thoughts on Tottenham’s deadline day.

“I don’t think they will (sign a striker), I think Daniel Levy is a shrewd man, he’ll say to José you’ve got Lucas Moura, you’ve got Son who can play that role - deal with it until Harry is back.”

“Who is going to go there? Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick in the Champions League semi final and was benched for Harry Kane, so any striker looking at that is going to say I’m not going to play. Jose likes to play with one up top.”

“The problem is when Kane gets injured, as we’ve seen it costs you. At club level, you need two top strikers, Harry is definitely one but what top striker is going to go and sit on the bench?”

As we approach the final 24 hours of the window, the rumour mill is in overdrive; one report that will make Arsenal fans blood boil is linking the former Gunner Olivier Giroud with a move to Tottenham. Sold by Arsenal, Outcasted at Chelsea, Giroud is very keen on staying in London - Spurs reportedly his latest endeavour in the capital.

Walker was extremely positive over the idea; “Giroud will be happier playing second fiddle to Harry, he’ll know his role and so he would be one they would look at. If you are looking at a target man to play off, someone like that would be an option. I can’t see anyone coming in for 40-50 million, but Giroud could be one they maybe get over the line.”

 

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