One of the problems Tottenham have had in the transfer window in recent seasons is the failure to land a top striker to share the goalscoring burden with Harry Kane.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealed that Kane’s presence at Spurs has put off some strikers from coming to the North Londoners due to fears that they would not play regularly.
Gary Neville has also said that it will be a challenge for the Lilywhites to attract top forwards with the England captain already at the club (The Football Show on Sky Sports).
Victor Osimhen’s agent recently admitted that the Lille forward would not move to the Champions League finalists while Kane is at the club due to the prospect of a lack of game time (The Cable via talkSPORT).
One striker who is said to be on Tottenham’s radar is Josh King (Sky Sports), the Bournemouth front man is reportedly available for around £20million this summer with just a year left to run on his contract on the south coast (Evening Standard).
Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson has hailed the progress that King has made in recent season and claimed that he would be a good fit for a top-four side.
He also insisted that the 28-year-old is guaranteed to get games at Spurs, particularly given Kane’s injury record over recent seasons.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England number one said: “I played with Josh King at Blackburn and he has developed hugely as a player.
“He came as a wide player after a very good academy upbringing. He was a talented player but he was not the finished article.
“I think he has got better and he now prefers to play down the middle. He has grown in stature and increased his physique. His speed used to be his real asset but now he has got end product as well.
“I can certainly see him fitting into one of the top four’s squads.
“If Harry Kane is fit, he plays, but he has not played a full season in years. He is guaranteed games even if he is not a starter.”
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Given that the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea are also reportedly interested in King, I wonder if he would be the latest striker to be put off by Kane’s presence at Spurs. Even if the 26-year-old manages to stay fit for the entirety of next season, King would still get more than enough games given that we are likely to be involved in four competitions.
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