With just a matter of days to go ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Everton, some fans are fuming that the club have not managed to sign a back up to Harry Kane before the start of the campaign.
While Spurs have moved uncharacteristically early this transfer window to complete some smart deals, there are still some gaping holes in the squad that need to be filled.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that the club are still in the market for a striker and a centre-back this transfer window.
A suitable centre forward to serve as Kane’s back up is something the Lilywhites have lacked since Fernando Llorente left last summer.
This also cost Jose Mourinho’s side dearly last season with the England captain being sidelined for a few months with a hamstring injury which was compounded with Heung-min Son’s arm fracture.
The 27-year-old looked sharp following the restart, with the prolonged rest seeming to have done him a lot of good.
However, given the near-unprecedented level of fixture congestion that Spurs face at the start of the season, some fans are frustrated that Daniel Levy has not managed to bring in another striker to take some workload off Kane.
are we really not going to sign a striker by Sunday ? Ffs man, Levy and Jose both admitted we needed one in JANUARY
— JK (@thfc_JK) September 9, 2020
Starting to get a bit frustrated now we have needed decent backup strikers for the last 4 or so years now and here we are a week today again season starts with just Harry Kane clubs will know we are desperate again and will price us out. Prove me wrong and deliver Spurs.
— Dan (@DanSmith1984) September 6, 2020
Spurs fans have been crying for a decent backup for Harry Kane for years…
Now that we’re linked with Jimenez from Wolves, it’s all “ohhh but he’s too good to come sit the bench here”
Don’t we wanna be a big club with good options? Make up your minds twats
— caprio (@ynderstand) September 7, 2020
If we don’t actually sign a striker that’s it.
No one can defend it. Whether you’re for or against the board, Levy, ENIC, whoever. It’s indefensible.
It shows stubbornness, negligence and a huge lack of planning.
But, I’m hoping they prove me wrong. We NEED A STRIKER.
— Mac 🎙 (@Macaully_Moffat) September 9, 2020
🗣 “For a club or our size to allow a player to leave here on a free is a very bad signal to everyone else.”
Also Daniel Levy:
🗣 “Having a single striker and zero playmakers is perfectly fine.”
— World of Hotspur🎙 (@WorldofHotspur) September 9, 2020
If we don’t get a striker before the heap of fixtures there’s a chance we can lose an upset in the EL qualifiers with Son or Lucas upfront. Almost inexcusable from Levy at this point. https://t.co/QMAvwoISU3
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) September 8, 2020
Watching All or Nothing and if Levy does not get in a top striker this season then honestly he needs to sell the club and move on. Kane cannot be expected to do it all alone for the 5th season in a row.The poor chap will end up finished as a player.
— MARTIN.E.MICHAEL LLB BL (@MEMLAW1) September 9, 2020
The documentary even shows what type of pressure our current players have without a second striker.. They get injured, see their teammates in the same boat and force themselves to be “fit” enough to be match ready..
Levy just doesn’t care about anyone #COYS
— Jessica O'Leary-Nash (@jolearynash) September 9, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I can see why some fans are running out of patience, especially when we see strikers we have been linked to, like Callum Wilson and Ollie Watkins, being snapped up by lower half teams. However, the speculation linking us with a move for Arkadiusz Milik has reemerged again and I would not be surprised if the Pole was Jose’s preferred option.
We saw through the Amazon documentary how much having Kane unavailable affected the team and the coaching staff. However, another insightful part of the documentary was Levy’s remark about most of the activity in the window happening in the final couple of weeks. So, fans should not be panicking just yet.
Have something to tell us about this article?