Report: Spurs make striker transfer decision after losing out on Ollie Watkins

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The Athletic have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur might now be ready to turn their attention abroad as they continue their search for a striker, after losing out to Aston Villa in the race for Ollie Watkins.

The report claims that Spurs considered several English strikers this summer, including Watkins, but were ultimately not prepared to match Villa’s offer.

It is said that Troy Deeney and Josh King are two other options Spurs are also considering but the club have now accepted that signing a striker from abroad is more realistic during this transfer window.

Tottenham are reportedly looking for relative bargain options, with the club not being in a position to spend big on a back up to Harry Kane on the back of the financial impact of COVID-19.

The report asserts that the North Londoners are confident that they will be able to sign a striker before the deadline. However, as things stand, it is said that the club do not have any outstanding target in mind.

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It sounds like we were hoping to bring in an English striker in order to help with the homegrown quota but now appear to have given up the idea after losing out on both Wilson and Watkins. Hopefully, we are able to bring in a top striker like Patson Daka or Arkadiusz Milik, who can remove some of the goal-scoring burden from the shoulders of Kane and Son.

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