Report: Spurs identify £30m target as back up for Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have tried and failed to provide a suitable backup striker to Harry Kane for a number of years now.

The likes of Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen have failed to cut it in the Premier League, and Fernando Llorente does not possess the same style or mobility as Kane.

Pochettino may, therefore, look towards the summer transfer window in order to bring in a new forward player to weigh in with goals in the absence of Kane.

This would perhaps allow the manager to rest the England captain a little more often in order to avoid those pesky ankle injuries.

According to the Daily Express (as quoted by the Daily Star) Spurs are now looking at 21-year-old AC Milan star Patrick Cutrone to fit the bill.

The striker has scored 27 goals in 87 first-team games through his career, and has managed 40 appearances for Milan this year, although 23 have been from the bench.

It is said that AC Milan value the player at £30m, which may be a tad pricey for Spurs to pay for a substitute.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would rather invest that £30m in a first-team position Spurs need far more desperately, such as right-back or centre mid. Llorente could stay on for another year, and the likes of Kazaiah Sterling, Jack Roles, and Troy Parrott could be promoted from the academy and given a chance as a Harry Kane back up. With Son and Lucas bagging goals this season, as well as Dele Alli’s ability when in form, I would say that a £30m striker is not a priority at this moment for Tottenham. But, that all depends on how much Poch is given to spend this summer.

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  1. Seb: I wish you would stop referrring to Kane as the England captain. If he keeps devoting his loyalty and energy to serving Southgate; his out of form and injuries will rob him of that position and perhaps bring his football career to a premature end. Being “Captain England” may carry prestige and/or lead to a knighthood but it has already had a detrimental impact on Tottenham and Kane’s career. His injury record and his “less than sharp” play can be directly linked to his efforts in pointless international tournaments. There are limits to the abilities and stamina of young athletes. The team that cares about his long term contribution (and pays his salary) deserves his first priorities.

    • Brian. Thank you for yet another insightful reply. I will continue referring to him as England captain as it is a legitimate way to refer to him. It is also a technique writers use to avoid repitition. Also Kane can play for England as much as he wants :) #It’sComingHome


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