Tottenham are still searching for an adequate deputy to Harry Kane, and Mario Mandzukic’s performance against Argentina showed he could be the perfect upgrade on Fernando Llorente.
Mandzukic put in a typical battling centre forward’s performance on Thursday night as Croatia romped past Argentina 3-0.
The Croatian centre forward spent most of last season on the wing for Juventus, so could he be tempted to move to North London if it means getting more time in a central position.
Mauricio Pochettino is of course on the hunt for a second choice striker, as the likes of Vincent Janssen and Llorente have simply not been good enough to take pressure off Kane.
The vast majority of Spurs fans voted in favour of signing another centre forward this summer, and the Croatian hard man’s performance on Thursday showed he could be the perfect fit.
Much like Llorente, the 32 year-old Mandzukic offers a slightly different presence to Kane, and won two aerial duels, two tackles and two interceptions against Argentina.
It’s not just his physicality that should appeal to Spurs though, firing in three shots, completing two dribbles and using his excellent movement to create space for the likes of Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic.
The veteran striker has 30 goals in 85 Croatia caps, and grabbed five goals and three assists in Serie A last season.
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