Jermain Defoe wants striker reinforcements

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Updated: July 12, 2013
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Jermain Defoe is adamant Tottenham need to strengthen their forward line if they are to challenge for honours in the Premier League.

The 30-year-old has called on coach Andre Villas-Boas to add more attacking options with Emmanuel Adebayor the only other forward on their books, although Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey can both feature in advanced roles.

Ex-Arsenal man Adebayor has been linked with a move away from the north London club after struggling for goals last season, while Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is one player tipped to come in the other way.

Defoe told The Sun: “I’m a forward but I can’t be the only forward at a club. Over the years, the clubs who’ve won titles have had several strikers.

“If you want to do well it’s important to have competition. It will definitely help us to bring more goals into the team.”

“When Manchester United won the Treble in 1999 they had unbelievable forwards like Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke – you need that.

“If you want to do well it’s important to have competition. It will definitely help us to bring more goals into the team.”

By Liam Curtis

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