Arsenal legend Ian Wright has suggested that Tottenham should sign Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez as a cover for Harry Kane.
Tottenham are 2nd in the table behind Chelsea and have easily been one of the most consistent teams in the league this season. They will be hoping for a late Chelsea slip-up to reduce the gap at the top of the table.
Scoring goals has not been a problem for Spurs and the 4-0 thrashing of Watford earlier is a testament to the fact. The goals have been coming and Harry Kane has had a major share of that. Son Heung-min has deputised brilliantly for Kane and scored a brace against Watford earlier in the day.
Tottenham have been linked with a move for Rodriguez in the past following the appointment of the forward’s former manager Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs boss. Jay has scored 5 goals and 2 assists this season so far.
Speaking to Sun Goals podcast about potential signings for Tottenham to provide cover for Kane, Wright suggested that Rodriguez would be a good signing.
“Rodriguez in a Tottenham team without Kane would be perfect,” Wright said.
It is hard to understand what the former Arsenal man is trying to convey here. Tottenham have been scoring goals quite fluently in the absence of the injured Harry Kane and there seems to be no real need for Spurs to sign a backup striker for Kane.
Son seems to fit in well as the No.9 for Tottenham and Pochettino must probably stick to his current set-up. However, it is possible that Wright does not view Son as a natural striker and hence is urging Pochettino to sign a more natural backup like Jay Rodriguez, who has already worked with the manager previously.
The Lilywhites finished 3rd last term and 11 points adrift of eventual champions Leicester City. This time though, the performance seems to have improved and Tottenham have been more consistent this season.
Spurs have clearly established themselves as title challengers and it looks like this is going to be the case from now on. Hence, it would be important for Spurs to show more ambition in the transfer market and some quality players to their squad.
Do you think the Arsenal legend is right with his suggestion?