Ex-player reveals how long he thinks Kane could be out for and who could replace him

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Tottenham Hotspur look to be without their vice-captain and star striker Harry Kane for the next few weeks at least, after the forward tore his hamstring against Southampton.

This came as Harry poked home an equalising goal for his boyhood club against the Saints, only to hurt himself and see it ruled out for offside as he hobbled down the tunnel.

Spurs do not currently have a senior back-up striker, with Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son being the closest options at Mourinho’s disposal.

Tottenham sold Vincent Janssen in the summer, while also letting Fernando Llorente leave on a free, and young Troy Parrott is still a very inexperienced teenager.

Mourinho opted for a front two of Son and Moura against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, while the January transfer market always remains an option for Spurs and Levy.

Ex-player Noel Whelan claims that he thinks Kane will be out for around six weeks minimum, while admitting there is no one of his calibre who can fill in.

He said (Football Insider): “I’d say six weeks, minimum, with a hamstring. You’ve got to be very, very careful. Who does step into his void? There’s no one who can really step into Harry Kane’s boots, he is the best striker in Europe.

“To fill that, especially when you’re needing goals to win you football matches, and Mourinho’s needing every single player to chase down that Champions League spot, it’s a huge blow.

“Can he go into the window, into the market, has he got the money available from Daniel Levy? Not sure, but you’re certainly not going to get a striker of his calibre, that’s for sure. Can Son play through the middle? We’ll have to wait and see but that’s a devastating blow for Tottenham.”

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