‘Wide of the mark’ – Journalist denies reports of Tottenham striker hunt

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Dean Jones has ruled out claims that Tottenham are using super-agent Jorge Mendes to find themselves a new striker ahead of the summer transfer window. 

Mendes has reportedly been scouring Europe to find strikers that would jump at the chance of playing for Spurs should Harry Kane depart the club for latest suitors Manchester United (The Athletic). 

The Portuguese is said to have landed at the feet of Benfica’s Darwin Nunez and Roma’s Tammy Abraham, with the latter being in inspired form under Jose Mourinho this term. 

However, Jones believes Tottenham’s reported pursuit of a new front man – especially as a replacement for Kane – is not totally accurate at present. 

He told GiveMeSport: “I think that this suggestion that an agent is finding Tottenham a new striker right now is slightly wide of the mark because Tottenham are distancing themselves from that, and they don’t want to be seen as taking that approach.”

England captain Kane was the subject of heavy interest from United’s cross-city rivals Manchester City last summer, who ultimately failed to prise him away from North London (Sky Sports). 

Having struggled to hit form for Spurs at the start of the campaign, he has returned to his high standards since the turn of the year with his most recent achievement landing him March’s Player of the Month award (BBC Sport). 

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It does seem a bit early that suggestions of Spurs finding a ‘replacement’ for Kane are being sprung up, especially with the season still in the balance. 

Spurs have had problems finding a suitable back-up for him, though, so maybe that will be the talking point going forward as opposed to filling in his vacancy. 

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