Report: Spurs-linked striker released on a free

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Max Kruse

Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to find a back up to Harry Kane in recent years, with Vincent Janssen, Roberto Soldado, and Fernando Llorente all failing to consistently fit the bill.

Although Llorente has done fantastically well this season, he isn’t what you would call a like-for-like Kane replacement, and the Spurs team are often forced to change their style and shape when the Spaniard plays.

However, with the transfer window now open, Tottenham could take the opportunity to bring in a new face, despite having not signed anyone in over 15 months.

Last month, Tottenham were linked with a move for Werder Bremen’s Max Kruse, a player who can fill an attacking mid or forward position (Deich Stube).

Kruse boasts 20 goals involvements this season in 32 games, an impressive return in the Bundesliga.

Despite the player being 31-years of age, he will now be available on a free after parting ways with Werder Bremen.

Spurs have previous in signing forwards of this age as a stop-gap, with Llorente being 34, and Levy could be tempted by the bargain price.


Spurs Web Opinion:

My first choice would be to either invest in or promote a young striker, whilst keeping Llorente as a different option and Harry Kane as first choice. However, if Llorente is set to leave at the end of the season, I would have no issue with Spurs bringing in an experienced head to sit on the bench. If Spurs were not planning on spending money in a forward position, Kruse on a free could be a bonus.

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