Young striker reacts to reported bid from Tottenham in the January transfer window

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were on the hunt for a new striker in the January transfer window after Harry Kane suffered a nasty injury on New Years Day against Southampton.

The England captain required surgery after rupturing the tendon in his left hamstring, with Spurs pencilling in early April as an expected return to training.

Unfortunately, after the summer sale of Vincent Janssen, the release of Fernando Llorente, and the lack of signing a replacement, Spurs had no one to step in for Kane.

Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son have been covering as makeshift strikers, and young Troy Parrott remains a youth option, but Kane is the only senior striker at the club.

It was revealed by the Daily Echo that Spurs had made a six-figure bid for Southend United striker Charlie Kelman towards the end of the January transfer window.

Spurs apparently had a deadline day bid rejected for the 18-year-old who has five goals in nine matches for the club this season (TransferMarkt).

Kelman has now reacted to the interest in an interview with the Daily Echo: “Having interest is nice but that’s not my concern.

“My concern is to finish the season with as many goals as I can and hopefully we can catch the teams above us.

“I also want to repay the faith of the manager, the staff and the fans.

“I’ve been putting in the extra work to become sharper and more effective in front of goal,” said Kelman, who came through the ranks at Roots Hall.

“I’m just thankful to the staff for helping me and Craig (Fagan) for coming in early some days to help me. But I love scoring goals and it will never get boring.”

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