Tottenham should make a cheeky move for want-away forward Marko Arnautovic

Tottenham should make an audacious move to sign West Ham’s want-away forward Marko Arnautovic in a bid to cover for the absence of the injured Harry Kane, who could be out for just over two months as Spurs’ season enters crunch time.

What’s the word, then?

After damaging ankle ligaments late on in the recent 1-0 loss to Manchester United, England international and World Cup Golden Boot winner Kane is scheduled to return to training in early March, which will see him miss some huge games.

Mauricio Pochettino will be without his talisman for both legs of the Champions League last 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund, as well as the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea – he may also miss the final should Spurs hold onto or better their 1-0 aggregate lead.

Kane is also unavailable for the trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round – his absence will play a huge role in the north Londoners’ chances of silverware this season.

What are the chances of a deal for Arnautovic?

The Austrian international reportedly wants to leave the London Stadium after having his head turned by a huge financial offer from China, and was seen waving to the Hammers’ fans after being substituted in the 1-0 win over Arsenal recently.

Allegedly, the bid was said to be in the region of £35m, which Spurs should definitely attempt to match in an attempt to keep their season intact – despite Pochettino and Spurs’ excellent progress over the years, they are constantly bashed on their failure to win a trophy.

It appears that they have a golden chance to win one this year, but Kane’s injury has rocked the squad. Given the fact that the former Stoke forward has already become unsettled in east London, a switch over to the north could be in the offing if Spurs shrewdly take advantage of the situation – even when Kane returns, Arnautovic would be the backup option that they have been crying out for.