Tottenham Hotspur tried and failed to bring in a striker during the January transfer market, leaving themselves without a centre-forward until Kane finally returns from injury.

Spurs let both Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente go in the summer, meaning that Jose Mourinho was left relying on an injury-prone Kane to play an entire season.

Of course, the inevitable happened and Kane picked up a nasty hamstring injury that resulted in the England captain needing surgery and a long layoff.

It was revealed late last night that Spurs made a last-minute attempt to sign the Chinese Super League’s top goalscorer, Eran Zahavi (Telegraph Live Transfer Update at 22:42 on 31/01/20).

Spurs were looking to sign the 32-year-old on a short-term loan, with Zahavi being named the most valuable player in China back in 2017, according to the Telegraph.

In his career, Zahavi has played 417 games, scoring 254 goals and assisting another 57. In the 2018/19 season, Zahavi scored 29 goals in 28 games for his club (Transfer Markt).

However, the Telegraph report claims that Spurs simply left it too late to get the deal done.

Spurs Web Opinion:

This is a shame because Zahavi certainly knows where the goal is and could have been a great short-term target man. It baffles me why Spurs left a push for him until the dying minutes when they had a month to contact people.

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