Ange Postecoglou couldn’t have wished for a better start to life at Tottenham Hotspur, as the club currently sit clear at the top of the Premier League standings. Spurs have gone ten without defeat at the start of a new season, and their five-point advantage at the summit following a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace was their biggest advantage in the top flight since winning the league in 1960-61.
However, the club will face a huge dilemma when the January transfer window opens, as an out-and-out number nine could prove pivotal in any race for the title. But, who are some of the strikers that the club could target that could see their price to win the Premier League on the odds to bet on football shorten?
Ivan Toney will be one of the most in-demand players in world football when the winter window opens, as clubs across Europe look to add a prolific number nine to their squad. The striker has been unable to play for Brentford since the end of last season, but his eight-month ban finally comes to an end in late January.
The 27-year-old has been one of the standout number nine’s in the Premier League following Brentford’s promotion to the top-flight, evident from the fact his 20 goals in the competition last term enabled the Bees to finish in their highest ever position in the Premier League. However, Tottenham look set to face a fight for the former Newcastle striker, with Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United among the clubs tracking the England international.
A more affordable winter option that could fit the bill for Postecoglou could come in the form of Gift Orban. The 21-year-old has caught the attention of a number of the biggest clubs from around Europe after a strong of dazzling displays in Belgium for Gent.
The Nigerian international only joined the Belgian side in the winter of last year, but he has netted an excellent 31 goals in 26 appearances for the club. His red-hot form has continued this season, as he has netted four in five in Europe. Orban looks set for brighter things in his future, and the young striker could be a star that could only improve under the management of Tottenham’s Australian coach.
Jonathan David has been a striker linked with a number of the top clubs around Europe since bursting onto the scene during a two-year stint at Gent. For the last three years, he has been playing in Ligue 1 with Lille, continuing to grab the attention at one of France’s top clubs.
David is a mobile striker, and he is as capable in wide areas as he is through the middle, meaning the he could seamlessly swap positions with Heung Min-Son mid-match to cause opposing defences big problems. His scoring record in France has been prolific since his arrival at Lille in 2020, as he has netted 62 times across 149 appearances, which includes four goals in 13 games this term.