David Ornstein delivers update on Tottenham’s striker chase


The Athletic’s David Ornstein has revealed that Tottenham do not yet have a firm attacking target in mind, with less than a month left of the transfer window.

Tottenham have secured some smart deals ahead of the start of the new season with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty and Joe Hart all joining Jose Mourinho’s side.

However, the North Londoners still have not managed to secure a back up for Harry Kane, with just days to go until their Premier League opener against Everton.

Callum Wilson, who was rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar (Express) completed a transfer to Newcastle earlier this week.

The Athletic claim that Brentford’s Ollie Watkins was on the club’s radar, but were put off by the Bees asking price and ended up joining Aston Villa.

Ornstein latest revelation may have shed light into why Spurs did not push harder for either Wilson or Watkins with the journalist suggesting that the club are yet to finalise their number one striking target.

Additionally, Ornstein also claimed in this week’s episode of Ask Ornstein podcast that Bournemouth’s Josh King is also another option which Tottenham are looking at, however the Norwegian is also low down on the list of priorities for the club.

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Mourinho, Steve Hitchens and Daniel Levy would have likely come up with the list of realistic striker targets and it is not surprising that we are exploring different options. As the Spurs chairman pointed out in the Amazon documentary, a lot depends on the circumstances of the market and who becomes available. I suspect that the likes of Wilson and Watkins were very much contingency plans in case we could not get our main targets.

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  1. Not the most popular deals but genuinely believe we should bring in Troy Deeney on a season long loan and sign Wilfred Zaha.
    Kane is likely to leave next season, he’s probably had a hand shake with Levy on it that if José doesn’t deliver a trophy this year them he’s off so next season when the market is (hopefully) effected due to Covid we can look at a better long-term attacker


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