Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has equated the task of signing a new striker -- to partner Harry Kane -- as the art of finding true love. The manager is unwilling to bring in a quick fix, and wants a player that fits perfectly to Spurs' profile.
The Argentine manager has admitted that the club need to sign a striker to help Kane shoulder the goal scoring burden, but will not rush into a signing just because they need to fill a spot on the team. He is willing to wait until transfer deadline day to find the right player for the team.
The north London club have been heavily linked with a move for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, who is the former Southampton manager's first choice, but the Baggies have turned down two bids from Spurs, as they insist that the striker will not leave the Hawthorns this summer.
This has prompted the manager to widen his spectrum, and Tottenham confirmed on 28 August the signing of Son Heung-min from Bayer Leverkusen. The South Korean international can play across the front line, but is not the out and out striker that Pochettino is looking for.
"It is never easy. There are always a lot of players around the world that you can sign. But it's like when you are in love with some lady – there are a lot of women around the world but you want only one. Sometimes it is impossible. It's about love. And in football, it is the same," Pochettino said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"For us, it is important to add the right profile — a player who can play under our style, our philosophy. Sometimes you need to take a decision, sometimes you need to wait, and sometimes it is difficult for people to understand why we do not sign a player."
"But I think it is important to have the conviction that you are in a good way and that you have the right player. For a player we want to bring, it is never easy, and we need to wait, but the good thing is that we only have to wait five days to the end of the transfer window," the Argentine manager added.