Tottenham Hotspur – Pochettino hunting Colombian striker

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Tottenham Hotspur’s season hasn’t exactly gone to plan so far, the North Londoners lying in 12th in the Premier League with just 14 points from their first 11 games. The Daily Mirror report that the lack of goals could be filled by Colombian striker Teofilo Gutierrez who currently plays in South America.

Gutierrez is 29-years-old and began his career at Barranquilla before moving on to Junior, Trabzonspor in Turkey, Racing Club in Argentina, Lanus and Cruz Azul. At Cruz Azul in Mexico he struggled with only 6 goals in 21 league games and so was sold to Argentinean giants River Plate for $3m in 2013. With River he has found form and in 38 league games the striker has netted 17 times.

Gutierrez has World Cup experience after representing his country this summer in Brazil and he has earned 37 caps in total, scoring 14 times. Tottenham Hotspur were understood to have sent their scouts out to Argentina to watch Guiterrez who is thought to be valued at around £5m by River Plate.

Tottenham have suffered for goals this campaign with young England striker Harry Kane being the only shining light. This is why it is believed Mauricio Pochettino wants to replace both Spaniard Roberto Soldado and experienced Premier League forward Emmanuel Adebayor.

Spurs fans, who do you think your club needs to bring to White Hart Lane to salvage your 2014/15 season?