ESPN FC pundit, Alejandro Moreno, has urged Wolves striker Raul Jimenez to snub Tottenham’s rumoured approach even if Harry Kane leaves North London this summer.
While Kane’s future has been subject to speculation over recent weeks (Daily Mail), multiple reports indicate that Tottenham have no intention of selling the striker this summer (talkSPORT and Football.London).
Spurs, meanwhile, have been linked with a move for Jimenez with Soccer Link in France suggesting that the Lilywhites could make an offer for the Mexican international this summer.
The report reveals that Jose Mourinho may contact his agent friend, Jorge Mendes, in order to assist in the acquisition of Jiminez.
Foot Mercato, meanwhile, claim that the Spurs boss has already been in contact with the Wolves star’s family over bringing him to North London.
However, Moreno feels that the 28-year-old is setting himself up to fail at Tottenham if he goes to North London with the hopes of filling Kane’s shoes.
Moreno told ESPN FC: “I don’t see a scenario where Kane walks out of the door and Spurs say ‘don’t worry, we’ve got the solution – Raul Jimenez’.
“I don’t think Raul Jimenez is at that level. As much as I like him as a player, and I appreciate the things he’s done for Wolves, he’s not quite at the elite level of a guy like Harry Kane.
“He might fit in through the door, but Kane is going to leave a lot of space in that door.
“The shadow and demand that is Harry Kane at Spurs is so much bigger than what Raul Jimenez can bring in.
“Even if he’s producing, the moment he stops for a couple of games, [everyone will say] well, Harry would have put that in.
“You don’t want to be the guy who follows the club legend.”
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No single player is going to be able to replace Harry Kane if and when he leaves Tottenham. However, there is no chance that the striker is departing this summer and, if anything, Mourinho probably wants to bring Jimenez in to play alongside Kane. I certainly believe Jimenez is intelligent enough to play in a front three with Kane and Son but I just can’t see it happening this summer given the financial constraints that the club is under.
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