Tim Sherwood has revealed that former Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini wanted to sign Alvaro Morata to replace Harry Kane.
Sherwood was handed the reins as an interim head coach of Spurs after Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking in December of 2013 and although his six-month spell at the helm proved to be a disaster for the most part, he can perhaps take some credit for unearthing Kane.
The Tottenham academy graduate, who had struggled in his loan spells in various EFL clubs, was handed starts ahead of Roberto Soldado toward the end of the 2013-14 season and he did not disappoint, demonstrating his knack for finding the back of the net.
Harry Kane has not looked back since now having written his name into the history books as the club’s record goal scorer but Tim Sherwood has now revealed that the striker was not rated highly by Baldini, who wanted to bring in Alvaro Morata to lead the line.
The 54-year-old said on Optus Sport: “He wasn’t sure he (Kane) was good enough, Franco (said that).
“I said ‘how do you know he’s not good enough, I know the Premier League better than you and I’m telling you he’s good enough.’
“He said that we should bring Morata in, he worked with him at Real Madrid and said he was different class to him and said I was biased towards younger players.”
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Sherwood does deserve some credit for giving opportunities to Kane but Spurs fans should take anything that comes out of his mouth with a pinch of salt as all of his words are entirely self-serving.
I would not be surprised if his above statement is a complete exaggeration of the conversation he had with Baldini.
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