Garth Crooks believes experienced PL striker would have been perfect for Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Former Spurs striker Garth Crooks believes that Wolves star Raul Jimenez would be a shrewd signing.

With Harry Kane not expected to recover from his hamstring injury until April, Spurs do not have a recognised striker in the squad apart from 17-year-old Troy Parrott.

Spurs have been linked with a number of strikers from across Europe for the past few weeks (Daily Star) and Jose Mourinho has admitted that the club are looking to bring in a front man before the close of the window (Sky Sports).

Jimenez has had another impressive season at Molineux, having amassed ten goals and six assists in twenty three Premier League games so far (transfermarkt).

Crooks claimed that the 28-year-old, who signed permanently from Benfica last summer after completing a season-long loan spell with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side last campaign, would be a perfect fit for Tottenham.

In his weekly team of the week column for BBC Sport, Crooks wrote: “The Mexico striker [Jimenez] is in great form.

“If he was four years younger he would be perfect for Spurs, especially with Harry Kane’s long-term injury, but he would also be worth twice the price and not the £30m Wolves paid for him. What a snip.”

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I think Jimenez is one of the most underrated strikers in the Premier League. He doesn’t get enough credit for his work outside the box. His hold up play and ability to drop deep to link up with midfield is second to none. I believe he will be the perfect understudy to Kane but I doubt if we could afford him at the moment as Wolves are likely to demand a considerable amount to let him go just six months after they signed him.

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