Report: Spurs offered a chance to sign experienced Premier League striker

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by The Telegraph, Crystal Palace have offered Tottenham Hotspur the chance to sign Christian Benteke this month.

Tottenham are said to be desperate to add a striker to their squad following the injury blow to Harry Kane with Jose Mourinho recently bemoaning the lack of another central striker in the squad (the Guardian).

The report alleges that Spurs have made several enquiries for strikers across Europe as they seek to find a solution to the absence of Kane.

It is revealed that Spurs have contacted AC Milan over striker Krzysztof Piatek, Lyon striker Moussa Dembele and Andre Silva who is on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Milan.

However, it is reported that Tottenham are in quite a weak bargaining position due to the fact that clubs across Europe are aware of the club’s desperate need for a striker to help fill the void left by Kane.

Benteke, who is yet to find the back of the net in 16 appearances for Palace in all competitions this season (transfermarkt), is apparently the latest striker to be offered to the club.

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Even if Kane hadn’t picked up an injury, we still needed to add a centre forward to the squad as that is one area we have been lacking in since Llorente left in the summer. While Benteke is good in the air and holding the ball up, his scoring record is extremely shocking and so if this transfer goes through, it will be a sign of Tottenham’s desperation.

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  1. I can see many reasons not to sign Benteke but genuinely could see him being a decent player for us.
    Make him the focal point of attack by going direct and allow Dele, Son and Lucas to feed off him and we could have a decent attack. He’s not likely to get 20+ goals a season but given the right service he could chip in with 10 or so goals a season. When Kane is back he’s a good player off the bench and I’m sure he’ll have a thing or 2 to teach Parrott on the training ground.
    His Liverpool move clearly didn’t agree with him and he’s not had the best of time at Palace but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t become a bad player


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