Can signing Andy Carroll be the answer to Tottenham’s injury issues?

Over the last few weeks, Tottenham and their fans have lost not one but three players to injuries. This includes Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura, while Heung-Son Min has been called up for the Asia Cup. For Mauricio Pochettino, this is a massive problem simply because he has none of his top three goal-scorers to call upon.

This has been a cause for concern but combined with Tottenham’s reluctance to spend any money due to their ongoing stadium rebuilding, it adds to their list of issues. For a club chasing after Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League to be without not one but three of their top scorers is cause for concern.

In the mean-time Fernando Llorente has stepped up but with Tottenham looking for another striker, Andy Carroll’s name has popped up.

The Guardian has revealed that Tottenham believes that the former Liverpool flop is the perfect man to deputise in Harry Kane’s three-month minimum absence as they look for replacements. The struggling Hammers star has only just recently recovered from his latest injury and that has been the story of his career since he left Newcastle.

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Injuries after injuries have plagued the Englishman, and while he has managed to score goals in between, he cannot be an option for Tottenham.

The 30-year-old has averaged 5 goals a season since joining West Ham United, with his best being nine goals during the 2015/16 season. His time at Liverpool, on the other hand, saw him score only 11 goals in 58 appearances which should concern Tottenham.

Daily Mail does, however, add that Andy Carroll will be available for £2million, with the 30-year-old out of contract at the end of the current season. This doesn’t mean that Tottenham need to make a move for the striker. Despite all their injury concerns, the club have Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente on the books.

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There are other options with potential loan moves available. But panic buying Carroll should never be an option. Especially not for a club chasing silverware for the first time since they last won the Carabao Cup during the 2007/08 season.

However, what they do need is a bonafide second-string forward and there are options all around the world. Mauricio Pochettino needs to look past Andy Carroll’s towering figure and find them.

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