Opinion: Three reasons Tottenham should sign 32-year-old Sky Sports say is an option

Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new striker continues, with new names touted as possible targets on an almost daily basis.

The latest one, circulated by Sky Sports no less, is an eye-catching proposition.

Troy Deeney.

After initially taking time to consider what I thought of the prospect of the Watford forward moving to Spurs, two trains of thought emerged.

Firstly it was disappointment and frustration that Tottenham could be in a position where a 32-year-old, recently relegated targetman was the best option to bolster Jose Mourinho’s squad.

But, after thinking it through, I cast that assertion aside and the prospect actually started to appeal more and make sense.

Here’s why:

1 – Premier League experience and scoring record.

Deeney is no spring chicken and it doesn’t state in the report whether Tottenham would look at a permanent deal or loan move for the Watford man.

But, the fact that he could hit the ground running in terms of adjusting to a new English club – something a foreign player needs time to do – would be appealing.

Tottenham are not looking to sign one of the world’s best strikers – we already have one of those.

What Spurs need is someone who can contribute when called on in substitute cameos, take chances when presented and be a team player.

2 – Financially it makes sense.

A loan move would be ideal for Tottenham but even a permanent deal isn’t going to break the bank.

While there is a lot of talk about Spurs signing strikers, I’d love to see the club bring in a centre forward and a new defender to negate Jan Vertonghen’s departure.

Tottenham weren’t willing to spend the £28 million needed to sign Ollie Watkins, while they’re simply not going to splash the cash on Arkadiusz Milik due to his contract situation.

Let’s not waste any time – sign Deeney for a bargain fee and start working on a deal for a new central defender.

3 – He loves beating Arsenal

Deeney is already a part-hero among the Tottenham fans after stating that Arsenal ‘lack the cojones to compete’ – putting him in a Spurs shirt for a North London derby could be an inspired move.

Although this isn’t exactly a reason to sign him, Jose Mourinho would love that fighting spirit in his team – and he fits as a Mourinho signing.

Tottenham have signed seasoned pros with tough mentalities this summer – Deeney would also fit that mould.