Richarlison and Son Heung-min do not appear to be able to play together, according to Louis Saha, who also pushed Tottenham to sign Ivan Toney in January.
Richarlison started the season as the nine player, but the Brazilian striker was scoreless in his first three outings.
As a result, Ange Postecoglou switched Son to a central position, and so far, the move has been successful, as the Spurs captain has scored six goals in the four games in which he has played in that position.
With two goals and an assist in the last three league games, Richarlison has also dazzled in recent weeks.
Strangely, Postecoglou chose to start the 26-year-old on the left and play the South Korean through the middle against Liverpool; the duo worked well together to score Tottenham’s opening goal.
In the meantime, recent rumours have indicated that Tottenham may compete with Arsenal and Chelsea for Toney’s services during the January transfer window (Daily Express).
Could Ivan Toney solve Tottenham’s problems?
The Brentford star, in Saha’s opinion, possesses all the qualities necessary to succeed at a team like Tottenham.
Ivan can adapt to any team, the Frenchman told Betfred when questioned about Spurs’ alleged interest in Toney. He has a very strong mind, so I have faith that he will make the best choice for himself.
Due to his strength and technical prowess, he can play for any squad. Ivan is incredibly mobile and possesses the necessary skills to play as a striker for any team.
“With so many alternatives available at the best teams, Manchester United definitely needs additional options up front. Ivan may possibly transfer to Tottenham because they need a striker because Son Heung-min and Richarlison’s current strikeforce combo isn’t very effective.
“All we know is that a lot of teams will be interested in signing him in January, and I’m sure he would be a key player at a big club rather than just being another member of the squad.”
Tottenham won’t try to sign Toney in January, I’m certain of that. For the time being, Postecoglou seems content with Son and Richarlison as his alternatives up front, therefore I do not anticipate Spurs to start shopping for a center-forward until next summer.