It was reported extensively that Tottenham Hotspur were in the hunt for a striker in the January transfer window in order to replace the injured Harry Kane (Daily Star).
Despite deadline day links with the likes of Olivier Giroud (The Sun), Islam Silmani (Football.London) and Odion Ighalo (Sky Sports), the club failed to sign a striker before the window slammed shut on Friday night.
Some Spurs fans weren’t too pleased with the club’s failure to land a target man and felt that it had put Jose Mourinho in the extremely difficult position of coping for the vast majority of the remainder of the season without an ‘out and out’ striker.
It now turns out that there was one other forward that Tottenham tried to sign on deadline – Southend United’s Charlie Kelman.
The Southend Echo reports that the 18-year-old was subject to an approach from the Champions League finalists along with Sunderland on deadline day.
However, the League One club reportedly rejected both offers for Kelman, who now has five goals to his name from nine appearances so far this campaign. (transfermarkt).
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It is hard to tell if there is any truth at all to this report. Even if we did make a bid for Kelman, we likely viewed him as a future prospect rather than somebody who can come in and fix our current striker woes. However, it is surprising that the club would try to sign someone of Kelman’s profile with Parrott already at the club.
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