Mauricio Pochettino unsure regarding striker options for next season

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has acknowledged that he is unsure whether the club will pursue another striker to supplement Harry Kane next season. The north London side have parted ways with both Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen this summer and this sees them with just one out-of-out marksman in the form of Kane.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Pochettino said that he has no idea regarding the transfer proceedings, given the club are entirely in charge of the summer business. He added that young graduate Troy Parrott could make the breakthrough with the first-team next season, should the club fail to pursue another striker before the transfer deadline next month, he said: “He’s still so young but we will see what happens at the end of the transfer market. If we still have the squad we have today of course he’s going to have the chance to be part of the first team. Always the club signs players, not Mauricio.”

Spurs recently released Llorente at the expiry of his contract last month but they have proposed a package for his potential comeback. Even though, the club don’t pursue another striker, Pochettino could bank on the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura, who impressed in the injury absence of Kane during the backend of the season.

As such, Pochettino does not find himself under the desperation for another centre-forward but the hard work of competing through four competitions presents the risk of an injury. The next few weeks should give a clear indication whether the club are able to recruit a new striker, who would be prepared to play second fiddle to Kane next term.

Spurs recently suffered a 2-1 friendly defeat to Manchester United in the International Champions Cup. Anthony Martial and Angel Gomes found the net for the Red Devils while Lucas Moura scored the consolation goal for Spurs.