Jay Rodriguez
Rodriguez was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in the summerGetty Images/Clive Rose

Tottenham Hotspur have been urged to sign Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez during the January transfer window after an early struggle in front of goal this season.

Forwards Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado, and Harry Kane have netted just once between them in the Premier League this season, with the former producing an unconvincing display in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

The club were heavily linked with a move for Rodriguez during the summer transfer window and former defender Chris Perry has advised Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to launch a second bid for the England international.

"[Emmanuel Adebayor] doesn't look particularly mobile and he struggles to play as a lone striker and unfortunately the way Pochettino wants to play is with the lone striker," Perry told talkSPORT. "I don't think he's mobile enough, run the channels and close centre-backs down and do what you do.

"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."

Rodriguez is currently nursing a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered in April, a blow which forced him to miss the World Cup, but has targeted a return in December in time to face former club Burnley.

That would allow the 25-year-old time to approach full fitness before Tottenham makes another move for the player in the New Year.

Tottenham lacked a goal-threat throughout their draw with Arsenal on Saturday, with Nacer Chadli scoring in the second half against the run of play before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hammered home from close range to level.

Both Soldado and Kane have netted in the League Cup and Europa League respectively this season but the club lack a forward capable of leading the attack for an entire campaign, with Spurs' hopes of finishing in the top four hinging on their attacking credentials.