Tottenham have ‘age-old transfer issue’ Daniel Levy will finally look to solve in January

Nuno gives backing to Kane amid stuttering start to new season

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Tottenham will look to solve an ‘old-age transfer issue’ in January and sign a back-up striker to Harry Kane, according to reports. Kane scored his first Premier League goal of the season in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United. However, there is a lack of senior cover for the England captain.

Finding a striker who is happy to be second choice to Kane has been a long-term issue for Tottenham.

Son Heung-min has often been forced to play centrally when the 28-year-old has been absent due to injury.

Academy graduate Dane Scarlett has made three appearances in the Europa Conference League already this season.

But, at 17, is unlikely to be given much of an opportunity in the Premier League.

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Kane committed himself to Spurs in the summer following months of speculation over his future.

But chairman Daniel Levy is wary of both Kane and Son being overused this season.

And claims Spurs will ‘definitely’ try to sign another striker in the January transfer window.

Kane has been unable to hit top form so far this term on the domestic stage and Levy will aim to take some of the burden off the club’s talisman.

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Levy was busy in the summer window, helping new boss Nuno Espirito Santo strengthen his squad.

Winger Bryan Gil and right-back Emerson Royal both cost around £22m, with defender Cristian Romero and goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini arriving from Atalanta on initial loan deals.

Spurs find themselves fifth in the Premier League, with five wins and three defeats from their eight matches.

They fell behind early at Newcastle on Sunday before hitting back with three goals before half time.

Kane scored the second for his side and was pleased with the response he and his team-mates showed.

He told Spurs TV: “I thought we controlled the game really well, stayed composed, kept possession, created chances and took a couple, and then after the restart, scored another just before half-time.

“In that first half we were clinical and took our chances.

“In the second half we controlled the game and there were opportunities there… the final ball, the final pass to be better and we might have got the fourth or the fifth.

“You know in the Premier League, just one chance to the other team, they score, and stoppage time is a bit more nerve wracking than it needed to be.

“Overall, though, a great away win for us and hopefully we can take it forward from here.

“We can obviously improve but that’s two good wins on the bounce now in the Premier League and hopefully we can have another next weekend.”

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