Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata is wanted by Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. [Reuters]

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes to end his sides goal drought by securing a loan deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata during the January transfer window.

The North London club have scored just nine goals in 12 Premier League games so far this season and after losing 6-0 to Manchester City this weekend, Villas-Boas was forced to apologise to fans for what he described as an "embarrassing" performance.

With Roberto Soldado still struggling to demonstrate his best form; Jermain Defoe only used as an impact player in league games, and Emmanuel Adebayor only making his first start of the season against City, Tottenham have struggled for goals and now find themselves down in ninth place in the table.

This has led to numerous reports stating that Villas-Boas is fighting to save his job but it seems he may believe he has found the answer to his problems, with the Mirror reporting that he is keen to strike a deal with Real Madrid for Morata.

Spurs were keen to bring Morata to White Hart Lane as part of the deal that saw Gareth Bale move to the Bernebeu but manager Carlo Ancelotti blocked the move and has handed his young striker numerous opportunities in the first team.

The 21-year-old has scored two league goals already this season despite being used mainly as a second half substitute. He has also featured in two Champions League games and is seen as a genuine alternative to Karim Benzema.

However, Villas-Boas remains confident of landing Morata on a short term deal after reportedly convincing his representatives that a loan move would be good for his career.

Morata would certainly provide an extra goal threat should be move to North London. He has an incredible record for Spain at youth level, having scored 12 goals in just 11 games for the Under-21s, and is viewed as a natural finisher who has a big career ahead of him at Real Madrid.