Former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton star Chris Perry has suggested that the White Hart Lane club could make a January move for their often linked target Jay Rodriguez, as reported by the Daily Express.
Perry had a 19 year professional career, encompassing time at both clubs, and feels as though Tottenham’s current forward options are not up to scratch when it comes to suiting Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred formation and playing style.
He particularly panned Emmanuel Adebayor, suggesting that he did not have the mobility required to fit into Pochettino’s side.
Perry said: “[Adebayor] doesn’t look particularly mobile and he struggles to play as a lone frontman and unfortunately that’s the way Mauricio Pochettino likes to play. I don’t think he has got the desire to close centre-backs down and run the channels.
“They need someone more mobile and I know they were linked with Jay Rodriguez in the summer and it will be interesting, if he gets fit at Southampton, whether they go back in for him. I know Pochettino likes him as a player.
“I think Harry Kane has done well in little cameo appearances but I don’t think he’s quite ready to start and lead the line just yet.”
With Southampton flying high, Rodriguez’s long term injury could threaten his place in the south coast club’s first team after he recovers.
Ronald Koeman has led the St Mary’s club exceptionally since the start of the season, despite significant suggestions that they would suffer relegation.
With striker Graziano Pelle impressing particularly since the season kicked off, Koeman has good options available to him up front.