Jose Mourinho has discussed Tottenham’s search for a new striker this month, following Harry Kane’s extended period on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
England captain Kane limped out of the club’s disappointing defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day, the 26-year-old suffering a torn hamstring with experts warning that the forward could miss the remainder of the season and this summer’s European Championships.
Kane’s absence has left Spurs short of attacking depth, the club believed to be seeking reinforcements during the January transfer window having utilised Lucas Moura in an unorthodox central role in recent fixtures.
Speculation has linked the club with a whole host of names including AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piątek, Porto’s Ze Luis and PSG’s Edinson Cavani, though ahead of this weekend’s trip to Watford, Mourinho says the club will only make signings should the right player become available, suggesting that players agents are pushing the majority of transfer rumours.
“Lots of names,” Jose told the media on the players linked with the club at his pre-match press conference.
“I think the majority are from players’ entourage looking to put their names into the market.
“Do we need a striker? Yes, but it has to be a positive move for us.
“It’s not easy but we’re trying to add that type of player to the squad.”