Reported Spurs target announced as new Borussia Dortmund signing

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Tottenham Hotspur have been without a decent young back-up to Harry Kane ever since the striker first broke into the Tottenham set-up as an academy player.

The now England captain took Roberto Soldado’s spot in the starting line-up, leading to the Spaniard’s sale. Spurs then brought in Vincent Janssen, but he never even got going in North London.

Fernando Llorente has a quiet first season at White Hart Lane, but had a stormer of a campaign last year, before being let go on a free in the summer of 2019.

Tottenham’s second-choice striker is now technically young Troy Parrott, although both Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son can cover for Kane.

Spurs had been linked with the Red Bull Salzburg forward, Erling Braut Haaland, after an incredible start to the season (Daily Star), but those hopes are now over.

The centre-forward has already scored 28 goals in 22 games this season, with eight of those coming in the Champions League. He has also assisted another seven in all competitions (TransferMarkt).

However, it has now been announced that Haaland is a Borussia Dortmund player, with the German club signing him from RB Salzburg this week (BBC).

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