Darren Bent claims this £25m striker could be a ‘good backup’ for Harry Kane

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Over the course of the Premier League season, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have scored the vast majority of Tottenham’s goals. 

Spurs signed Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica last summer, and the back-up striker has done a great job when given a chance.

The 25-year-old has contributed to six Europa League goals in five matches (TransferMarkt). In addition to this, the Brazilian marked his FA Cup debut with a hat-trick against Marine.

However, it remains to be seen what the future holds for him at the club, given that it is still just a loan move for the time being (Evening Standard).

Danny Ings has been linked with a move from Southampton to Tottenham this week as the 29-year-old is said to be stalling over a new contract with the Saints (The Sun).

According to former Spurs man, Darren Bent, there is another striker that the Lilywhites should be pursuing as a backup.

Odsonne Edouard is said to have had his price-tag cut to just £25million (Football Insider) and Bent sees the Frenchman as a perfect fit for Tottenham.

The Englishman was speaking to Football Insider, where he stated: “I think there’s always a few teams that could use a striker like him.

“I think West Brom could use him for goals, I know Sheffield United have spent a lot of money on (Rhian) Brewster but they could use a goal, Burnley – there’s loads of teams out there that need goals.

“I mean, he might be a good backup, for £25million, he could be back up for Harry Kane at Tottenham, so that’s a goodun there. There’s going to be a few teams in for him.” 

Spurs Web Opinion:

Although Edouard is certainly a quality footballer, it would be unfair on Vinicius to move for a new striker already. The Brazilian has always impressed when he has represented the club. There shouldn’t be a rush when it comes to bringing a player of that position in when there are other areas that the club should focus on.

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