Tottenham should move for Mitrovic next summer

Tottenham Hotspur desperately need to take some of the pressure off Harry Kane in the final third, and the capital outfit should be eyeing a move for Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitorvic in next summer’s transfer window.

What’s the word, then?

It is worth remembering that Kane has scored twice for Tottenham this season, but there is no question that the centre-forward has looked a little bit off the pace.

That was the case during the recent international break, and was also apparent in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Tottenham are in desperate need of another striker, and whilst that might not be possible in January, they will be thinking ahead to next summer.

And Mauricio Pochettino’s side should see if they could potentially do a deal for Mitrovic, despite the centre-forward only just arriving at Fulham.

Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old, and Fulham will find it tough to keep him if he continues to find the back of the net this season.

What would Mitrovic bring to Tottenham?

It is still somewhat of a mystery why Newcastle United allowed the striker to leave St James’ Park during the summer transfer window.

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Mitrovic managed nine Premier League goals for the Magpies during the 2015-16 season, but then fell out of favour at the club, and spent the second half of last term on loan at Fulham, where he scored 12 times in 20 appearances.

This term, Mitrovic has four goals in five Premier League appearances, and he was also on the scoresheet for Serbia at the 2018 World Cup.

The powerful forward could fill in for Kane when required, whilst it would also be possible for him to operate alongside the England captain in the final third.

Fulham will be desperate to keep hold of Mitrovic – and for good reason – but Tottenham really should be looking to see if a deal could be done.