Carlton Palmer has named Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, should he leave the club in the near future.
Tottenham are said to be keeping tabs on the Argentina international as uncertainties surrounding the 28-year-old’s future at the club continue to simmer.
Kane was linked with a move away from North London throughout the transfer window with Manchester City the expected destination, however, Spurs were firm in their intentions to keep their star forward.
He has struggled for form domestically this season and has yet to hit the heights he set at the start of last season, while Icardi is having problems cementing a starting spot for PSG, who now boast a star-studded attack containing Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
However, Kane did finally get off the mark yesterday in the Premier League, scoring one and assisting another against Newcastle.
Former Premier League midfielder Palmer believes Spurs should look to Icardi as a potential replacement for the England captain if he departed the club.
When asked if Icardi would be a suitable successor to Kane, he told This Is Futbol: “I mean for sure, listen, anybody who scores goals.
“Obviously if you’re going to lose a player like Harry Kane with his assists, with his goals, you need somebody who is going to come in and you’re going to struggle to find somebody to emulate that, but you need to get somebody as close as you can to it.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Icardi is in the same age bracket as Kane and would be a very good striker for most European clubs. But there is a question as to whether he would be an adequate and direct replacement for Kane, especially as a sole striker in the Spurs team.
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