Former Spurs boss highlights two reasons why they will miss out on striker

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Dom Le Roy

Tim Sherwood believes that Gonzalo Higuain would opt for a move to Chelsea over Tottenham Hotspur for two main reasons.

The 31-year-old is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus and faced his parent club in a friendly match held in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Sherwood believes that one of the main reasons why Higuain would move to Stamford Bridge would be to link up once again with Maurizio Sarri, who got the best return out of the forward during their time together at Napoli.

The Argentine scored an impressive 36 goals in 35 Serie A games in the sole season in which they were together.

Money was the other reason why Sherwood thinks that Spurs would not stand a chance.  Chelsea are able to offer wages which are way above what Daniel Levy is prepared to offer.

Tottenham are desperately looking to solve their striking crisis with Harry Kane ruled out until early March and Heung-min Son on potentially on international duty until early next month.

Sherwood told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Express: “That’s the pull isn’t it, Sarri’s the key to it all,” 

“He’s going to play for a manager who he played his best football under.

“There will be a lot of Tottenham fans out there going ‘Why don’t we go and get him? We just lost our striker for 11 games’.

“In their eyes they’ll say ‘We’re better than Chelsea, why didn’t he come to us? Why didn’t we push to go and get him?’.

“A couple of reasons: the manager, and the finance. [Sarri is] the biggest one, massively.

“When you’re a player, when you want to go and play for someone, you look at the club but you also look at the manager.

“That manager, does he love you? Has he had you before?

“If he does he ticks all the boxes for Sarri.

“He knows everything about Higuain and Higuain knows everything about Sarri.

“It was a perfect fit before at Napoli and now it will be perfect again.”

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  1. We’ll not sign Higuain for two very simple reasons – firstly he won’t want to sit on the bench when Kane’s back and secondly basically pointed out in point one, there’s no long term thinking in signing him.
    Maja may not be the most popular signing for immediately filling the void now, but his potential is clear to see and we’ve been screaming out for long-term cover for Kane for around 3 seasons now and Janssen’s failure is clear to see and Llorente has had limited success and is gone in the summer regardless. Rossi may make sense in the short term but would be another Saha type signing really.
    Rodriques or Malcom on loan could be decent and may become more permanent in the summer and both can provide back up for Kane and the entire row behind Kane so could become a replacement for N’Koudou and possibly Lamela


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