Opinion: The top five potential Harry Kane replacements – If the striker quits Spurs

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Harry Kane revealed in an Instagram live interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp this week that he would only stay at Spurs if the club continues to move in the right direction. Therefore, we wanted to take a look at our top five potential replacements for the England captain should he quit Tottenham.

1. Paulo Dybala

The Argentinan that got away last summer. As Tottenham went into transfer deadline day, a deal was seemingly all but sealed. However, a complication regarding image rights ruined the potential move (TalkSport).

Despite not being an out and out striker like Kane, I would love to see Dybala in a Tottenham shirt. He has had a great season for Juventus, scoring seven league goals and assisting nine (TransferMarkt). He would be similar to Heung-Min Son in the way that you could play the Argentinian either out wide or as a false nine.

2. Timo Werner

A striker we know all too well following our most recent Champions League tie. Timo Werner has scored 21 goals in 25 Bundesliga matches so far this season (TransferMarkt). Should Harry Kane leave the club, Werner is a striker I would love for Spurs to go in for. An all-out goal scorer! People may argue that Werner will look for bigger clubs than Spurs, but if Harry Kane was to leave, the German would be guaranteed a starting spot.

3. Raul Jimenez

A more realistic option. The Mexican striker has certainly impressed for Wolves in the Premier League since joining. He even scored the winner in a 3-2 victory over Spurs earlier this year. However, Wolves would surely demand big money for the 28-year-old. He has scored 13 league goals and set up another six this season (TransferMarkt). However, with Wolves continuing to push on as a club, questions will be asked as to whether they would be willing to let their talisman go and whether he would see Spurs as a step up.

4. Erling Haaland

A player destined to go to the top. I am aware that this is arguably the most audacious out of the list. Back in January, Haaland was one of the hottest properties in football. Ultimately, Borussia Dortmund beat a host of clubs to the signing of the young Norwegian striker. The 19-year-old has scored nine goals in eight Bundesliga appearances, whilst also scoring a total of ten Champions League goals this season (TransferMarkt). I am aware that it would be incredibly difficult to prise the player away from Germany, but I believe he is destined for the Premier League.

5. Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez has been a star for Inter Milan this season. As it stands, the Italian giants look to have just fallen short of a league title, but this should not take away from the incredible season the Argentinian has enjoyed.

Lautaro Martinez has scored twelve goals and assisted three in 25 appearances (TransferMarkt). Should Kane leave Tottenham, a big-money move for Martinez would certainly be one that I could get on board with.

Final note:

I need to make it clear that I am desperate for Tottenham to keep Harry Kane at all costs. However, should the 26-year-old leave the club, who would be your ideal replacement?

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  1. As painful as this is to admit, I struggle to see how any of these would be realistic targets for Tottenham given Levy’s clear lack of footballing ambition or support for Spurs as a club. None of these players are going to want to sign up in the knowledge that they’d most probably get a better deal and more realistic chances of winning trophies at bigger and better run clubs. Perhaps it is now time for a new chairman!

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