Harry Kane went down clutching his ankle and was seen limping off at the end of the game against Manchester United on Sunday and our worst fears have been confirmed.
The severity of Kane’s injury is now known and he is not expected to return to training until in early March.
After the game against United, Pochettino said it would be a major blow for the side that if the England captain is out for a sustained period of time as it would leave Spurs with very few options up front with Heung-min Son currently on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup in the UAE.
Further, it has been reported that Fernando Llorente is close to leaving the club this January, which would leave Spurs without any recognised forwards.
According to The Daily Star, this alarming possibility as rekindled Tottenham’s interest in Barcelona forward Malcom. The Brazilian was linked heavily with Spurs last summer but opted to make the move to the Camp Now.
However, Malcom has had very little game time this season and it is understood that the Catalan giants are willing to let him go.
Although the player usually operates from the right flank, he is capable of playing across the frontline and his goalscoring record with Bordeaux until last season was quite impressive.
The 21-year-old could certainly prove an astute signing for Spurs if Pochettino can get him playing to the level he was during his time in France and certainly help relieve the club’s attacking issues.
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