Jenas names Man City player as an example transfer target blueprint for Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Jermaine Jenas believes that Tottenham Hotspur are one player short of challenging for the Premier League title.

Tottenham are currently without star striker Harry Kane until the beginning of next month after he suffered ankle ligament damage late on in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.

Jenas, who now works as a football pundit admitted that it is difficult for Spurs to recruit a proven striker who would be prepared to come in and sit on the bench when Kane is fit, so instead should look to sign an up and coming talent.

The former Spurs midfielder used Manchester City’s signature of Gabriel Jesus as a prime example of the type of player that the club should be looking to target, who would be patient to be Kane’s understudy yet has the potential to become a big player.q1qaa

Spurs continued their impressive Premier League campaign yesterday with a late 1-0 win against Newcastle United.

Jenas told BBC’s Football Focus (2/2/19): They are one player away, but that one player is very difficult to find.

“It is somebody to support Harry Kane and is there a better version of Fernando Llorente to come in should something happen to Harry Kane?

“I am sure they are out there looking. We saw Gabriel Jesus go to Manchester City very young as a prospect, that’s what they need to find, that type of player that is young and prepared to sit underneath Harry Kane, but he is going to be a big player.”

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