Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is more likely to turn to the club's youth ranks rather than sign a striker during the January transfer window, naming Shayon Harrison and Kazaiah Sterling as possible options.

Harry Kane has been Tottenham's sole centre forward option during the 2015-16 season, starting all 22 of the club's Premier League games. Pochettino also says he is comfortable in using both Son Heung-min and Clinton N'Jie in that role, a knee ligament injury that has derailed the latter's campaign has complicated matters.

The Spurs boss has previously admitted the club are open to adding another striker to their ranks for the second half of the campaign after failing four times to sign Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion during the 2015 summer transfer window.

But with just 13 days of the January window remaining, Pochettino insists the club will not be rushed into a panic buy, naming Harrison, 18, and Sterling, 17, as possible alternatives to Kane upfront.

"There's a lot of players and names that want to come to us because Tottenham is a big club," Pochettino was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. "I think the project is very attractive – the philosophy, how the team plays. There's a lot of players that want to come and it's important for us to pick the right players. If it's not possible now it's not a big problem for me.

"Maybe the people or you are worried or concerned about different things but I'm happy with the squad we have. I've always told you we need to add the right profile or people or players to improve us. If we don't find the right player that can improve us, then why do it?

"To bring a player just to bring him in? This is not our philosophy. We have enough quality, we have younger players in our academy with a lot of potential like Shayon Harrison and Kazaiah Sterling.

"I can give a lot of names that are very young and are hungry and can help us to achieve everything. It's OK and you are right that we can add some players to help us and improve the squad, but if we don't find this player we have enough youngsters to help us."

Tottenham are in FA Cup action on 20 January in their third-round replay against Leicester City.