Tottenham Hotspur revealed on Tuesday that they will be without talismanic striker Harry Kane until at least the beginning of March when he is expected to return to first-team training following the ankle injury he suffered in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, but could Mauricio Pochettino make a shock move to sign Southampton striker Sam Gallagher to replace him?
Well, with the north London outfit missing such a key player and with Pochettino already ruling out a return to first-team action from the wilderness for Vincent Janssen, Spurs have been left with Fernando Llorente as their only out-and-out centre-forward option.
While the likes of Lucas Moura and Dele Alli will be able to step in if needed, surely another specialised player is needed with a whole host of important Premier League, Champions League and domestic cup fixtures to come over the course of the next six weeks or so.
With other clubs knowing Tottenham need a striker their valuations of their strikers may well rise, and Daniel Levy would be better off opting for a left-field option to get the best value for money.
It may seem ridiculous on first hearing the idea but if you delve a little deeper it perhaps isn’t as farfetched as it sounds.
Pochettino actually handed the centre-forward his debut at Southampton when he was 18 years of age – making 20 appearances in all competitions before the 46-year-old’s departure to Tottenham – and in many ways he is in a similar mould to Kane as he is relatively quick despite being 6ft 4in tall, which obviously helps him win aerial duels and hold the ball up for his teammates.
Things may not have gone the 23-year-old’s way in recent years because of injury and having spent numerous loan spells away in the Championship, but he clearly has something about him if Saints have chosen to keep him at St Mary’s, and with his former manager being such a big fan when he was a teenager.
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