With Fernando Llorente’s contract having expired at the end of last season, Tottenham now only have one out and out striker in their squad in the form of Harry Kane.
While the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura certainly carry a goal threat, Mauricio Pochettino used Llorente as plan B in certain games last season when Spurs were chasing the match.
When Harry Kane got injured towards the end of the season, the Spaniard stepped up to the plate and put in vital displays and played an important role in Tottenham’s progression to the final of the Champions League.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is concerned that Spurs’ failure to convince Llorente to sign an extension has left them without a tactical alternative.
The report claims that Pochettino was keen on signing the 34-year-old for one more year but the former Juventus man has reportedly rejected Tottenham’s contract offer which was said to be on reduced terms to his previous deal at the club.
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Spurs do not have any other player who can act as a target man as well as the former Spanish international showed in the latter half of last season. It was a tactic we certainly could have utilised against Newcastle.
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