Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson says that his former club should invest in a new striker to play alongside Harry Kane if they are to compete for a top four place in the Premier League.

The club decided to sell more of their high-profile names – Roberto Soldado – to Spanish club Villarreal. The former Valencia forward has been a major disappointment at White Hart Lane after managing only a handful of goals in the last two years. His confidence had hit rock bottom and there appeared no sign of revival. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has decided to place his complete faith in Kane.

This may be a wrong move according to Dawson, who was sold by Pochettino a few years ago. Just 12 months after moving to Hull City, the defender experienced relegation and is now playing in the Championship. There are rumours that he may return back to the Premier League straightaway with newly promoted Bournemouth interested in him. For the time being, he has taken time to speak about his former club, who have made a disastrous start to the season. Spurs have been linked with a few forwards and are expected to complete the signature of one before the end of this transfer window.

Lyon striker Clinton N’Jie could be one of the arrivals for a reported £ 10 million. “It is true that the club has given him permission to go to Spain.Harry [Kane] had a fantastic season last year, he’s a top finisher and he was incredible, but he needs some help up there. There’s talk about Adebayor and Soldado leaving and Spurs certainly need to strengthen there in order to break into the top four, which is so hard – in ten years I was there it only happened twice,” said Dawson, who was part of the team that broke into the top four a few years ago.