Opinion: Should Tottenham sign Willian Jose this month

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur ideally need to replace Harry Kane, one of the best strikers in the world who is capable of getting 30 plus goals per season.

Realistically, that is never going to happen. In the January window, it becomes near impossible. So what can Spurs do instead?

They can sign someone who is perhaps not as good as Kane, but does certain things better than the England captain. For example, winning headers and holding the ball up.

Heung0min Son, Lucas Moura, and Dele Alli would all be far more effective playing off a big and strong target man who has the ability to bring them into play in behind.

It has been reported that Spurs are interested in signing Real Sociedad centre-forward Willian Jose this month, with Sports Carousel stating that Tottenham were on the verge of a €50m deal.

Jose has 52 goals in 121 games for Sociedad, but only seven in 21 this season (Wikipedia). He also does not have Premier League experience, is already 28-years-old, and seemingly comes with a hefty price tag.

I would argue that if Spurs are not going to sign someone younger for the long-term, then they may as well go for a cheap short-term solution like Llorente or a loan move.

Shelling out €50m for a striker nearing 30 seems like a huge risk and an un-Levy-like decision to make.

I would be all for the move if Spurs can get him for £25m this month, but anything above that and I would question the logic.

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