Tottenham striker decisions made amid Richarlison links and Jonathan David transfer interest

Son Heung-min could possibly be an option to play from the left flank when Tottenham host Nottingham Forest
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Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign a new striker this summer but some of their current forwards could also leave the club in the transfer window.

Ange Postecoglou told last month that he wanted new attackers this summer and Lille's Canadian forward Jonathan David is understood to be among those on the club's shortlist. However, Spurs are also busy this summer with moving players out of the door to continue to revamp the Australian's bloated squad when everyone returns from injury and loan spells.

So what is likely to happen with the current attacking options in Postecoglou's squad? We've taken a look at all of the players who can play as a central striker if required and asked what comes next for them.

Son Heung-min

The club captain, with 27 goal involvements in 35 matches for Tottenham last season with 17 goals and 10 assists, and he's already brushed off any exit talk this summer. Postecoglou has also made it clear publicly that he is looking to build his team around Son, although you would think it's more likely to be as a winger than as a centre forward on the whole next season. STAYS


While the 27-year-old has stated his desire to remain at the north London club, there has been interest in Richarlison from clubs in the Saudi Pro League.

While the £60million Brazilian scored 12 goals in 31 matches for Spurs and impressed when he was fit and sharp last season, understands that Richarlison's injury record, which has seen him miss 20 matches across two seasons with other games also when he was not fit enough to play more than a handful of minutes, means the club would listen to any serious offers that come in this summer for the Brazil international. STAYS IF BIG BID DOESN'T ARRIVE

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Troy Parrott

The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international enjoyed a good season of development in the Eredivisie with Excelsior Rotterdam, despite their relegation following the play-offs. Even within a struggling team, Parrott managed 17 goals and five assists in 32 matches.

The young homegrown striker would love the chance to break through at Tottenham but it feels like his chance might have passed him by under Postecoglou.

AZ Alkmaar are keen to keep him in the Netherlands and clubs from the Championship and across Europe are also looking at him after an impressive campaign. Tottenham could look to cash in with a healthy sell-on clause in case he does continue to become a star. LEAVES

Brennan Johnson

Postecoglou has high hopes for the young Wales international, who plays through the centre for his country. For Tottenham he's more of a winger and there is a big expectation within Spurs that the 23-year-old is going to improve on a debut season which brought 10 assists and five goals in the Premier League as he continues to develop and adapt to the Postecoglou way. STAYS

Alejo Veliz

The Argentine scored his first goal for Spurs before heading out on a waste of a loan to Sevilla, where he barely played with just 35 minutes to his name since his move to Spain at the end of the winter transfer window.

The 20-year-old will be impacted by the club's numbers of foreign players next season and another, hopefully much better, loan move is likely to follow. LOAN

Timo Werner

The German can play through the middle and his loan has just been extended for another year by Tottenham so we're not even going to discuss this one. STAYS

Dane Scarlett

Postecoglou likes the 20-year-old and despite a difficult season, which brought a tough spell at Ipswich, he could get the gig as the homegrown back-up striker in the Europa League matches and domestic cup matches in the first half of the season before a January decision is made on what comes next.

Much depends on whether a good loan offer comes in before the end of August for Scarlett, who just needs to play and score goals. STAYS FOR NOW

Will Lankshear

Tottenham have made it clear that they have no intention of selling Lankshear, who netted a remarkable 32 goals last season for the Under-21s. He is likely to get a chance in pre-season to impress Postecoglou and then a decision will be made over whether he continues to develop with the Under-21s and gets some first team minutes in the Europa League, or whether a loan move would be more beneficial with Championship and European sides interested.

We could have also included Jamie Donley in this list but the attacker, also 19, is seen more nowadays as an attacking midfielder. Both he and Lankshear could end up with loan moves at some point in the next season. LOAN

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