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Spurs transfer news: Dominic Calvert-Lewin tipped as Harry Kane successor

An intriguing name has been touted as a potential successor to Harry Kane, should he leave Tottenham Hotspur this month…

What’s the word?

The 28-year-old’s future is by no means certain after he missed his return to pre-season training this week amid interest from Premier League champions Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola and co have already tabled a £100m bid for the England international and it’s believed that he will do “whatever it takes” to link up with their new signing Jack Grealish at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking on The Football Terrace’s ‘The Done Deal Show’, journalist Pete O’Rourke claimed that Spurs could target Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a likely replacement.

Would Calvert-Lewin be a good replacement for Kane?

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Absolutely!

No chance!

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He said: “I still wouldn’t rule out, if Kane does go, possibly a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Everton. I think he’s definitely on Tottenham’s radar, they see him as being a potential number nine.

“He’s obviously an England international now. He was at the Euros with Gareth Southgate’s team as well and I think he’s an improving player, and Tottenham see him as possible replacement material for Harry Kane, if they do decide to sell Kane.

“So I’m sure that there are plenty of irons in the fire right now for Tottenham.”

Bye-bye Kane?

This would be a very interesting option for Spurs to consider and perhaps one which actually makes a ton of sense.

Calvert-Lewin has emerged as a prolific marksman in the Premier League across the last two seasons, scoring 13 times during the interrupted 2019/20 campaign before bagging 21 goals in all competitions last term, via Transfermarkt.

Former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti perhaps handed the 24-year-old the most glowing of endorsements before his return to Real Madrid.

After a win over Newcastle, in which the Englishman netted a brace, Ancelotti said via the BBC: “He is a fantastic striker, in my opinion – fantastic with the head, clever in the box and sharp. I think he is going to be at the top in England and in Europe. He has all the qualities to be a top striker.”

Indeed, at 6 foot 2, Calvert-Lewin’s aerial ability seems to be second to none in the English top-flight, having won an average of 4.7 duels in the air per league outing, the joint-most of any striker to start 25 or more games last term, via WhoScored.

That sort of quality has earned lofty praise from his Everton teammate Richarlison, who claimed that “he has an incredible leap on him like Cristiano Ronaldo” and that he “must be a nightmare to play against.”

He’s the sort of centre-forward that Nuno would love to have at his disposal.

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A tall commanding presence with a knack for regularly scoring goals. Good in the air and equally adept with the ball at his feet. That certainly seems like a certain Raul Jimenez, on whom the Portuguese relied heavily during his time at Molineux.

It very much remains to be seen how much the Merseyside outfit would command for the 11-cap England international, though a £50m asking price has been mooted by The Sun in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Transfermarkt value him just shy of that at £40.5m.

Could Spurs wave goodbye to Kane with a move for Calvert-Lewin? He certainly isn’t a poor contender, that’s for sure.

AND in other news, Nuno dealt big Spurs setback as Alasdair Gold reveals worrying Hotspur Way development

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