One possible candidate has been suggested to Tottenham by Jonathan Walters who believes the club will have to sign a new striker this month.
Harry Kane will reportedly be out of action until March after scans revealed he had sustained damage to his ankle ligaments in the late stages of the match against Manchester United at the weekend.
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As a result, the England international will miss a host of important games including the club's Champions League knockout fixture against Borussia Dortmund next month.
Speaking on the BBC 5 Live Football Daily podcast, the former Stoke City man said it could be time for Daniel Levy to sanction a January deal.
“It's a difficult one because a lot of the big teams don't tend to do their transfer business in January,” Walters said.
“They tend to wait until the summertime. They've watched them a certain number of times, they go through and do their homework, and to bring someone in is a risk, but at the point Tottenham are now in the season and where they are in the league and the big games they've got coming up in the Champions League as well they might just need to go and forfeit the money to go and bring someone in.”
Walters believes the solution to Tottenham's problems is Giuseppe Rossi.
He added: “There’s a guy training with Man United now, [Giuseppe] Rossi. He was at United and got released.
“He could be an option. I read an article that said he’d been training with the first team and he’s going to be there from next week or so.
“He’s not got a contract, could he be a short term solution? I don’t know.
“If it comes down to it I think they may have to spend a little bit of money to bring someone in, especially with the riches of the Premier League now.
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“If you bring someone in and they do a great job and then you go and sell them in a year's time I don’t think they’ll lose a huge amount of money anyway.”
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