Tottenham will be forced to look for a striker in January's transfer window as Emmanuel Adebayor agreed to play for Togo in the Africa Cup of Nations this week.
The centre-forward will miss five Spurs games during January and February, which will leave Jermain Defoe as the Spurs only first-team striker.
Adebayor's had previously cast doubt in his involvement in the cup, held in South Africa this year, following a row over expenses and team security.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker was on the team bus which was attacked by gunmen as they headed to their African Cup of Nations base in Angola in 2010. Three people—the bus driver, a press officer and an assistant coach—died in the incident.
However, Adebayor has been in poor form for Spurs this season—scoring just two goals in 13 Premier League games. Luckily for them, Defoe has had a great start to 2012-13, with ten league goals in 21 games.
So who can Andre Villas-Boas bring in to solve Tottenham's striking woes?