Tottenham Hotspur are still on a lookout for a quality Harry Kane alternative. Not that the big Englishman is going anywhere, of course, but Jose Mourinho has seen what life without him is like at the club and has decided enough is enough.
Spurs can’t move forward without a proper substitute to potentially take Kane’s spot when he’s unavailable. Last season’s long-term injury left the team devastated, both on and off the pitch, and the Special One aims to rectify that in the upcoming 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
And one of the potential targets is Brentford’s Ollie Watkins. The 24-year-old striker could cost around £25m, which is not exactly cheap but at the same time, still affordable for Daniel Levy.
Here’s what he had to say about it on TalkSPORT: “He’s 24 years old, and if you look at the way he plays, he’s very quick, very strong, his positioning is really good, his finishing is brilliant and his work rate is unbelievable.
“He’s very good in the air, as well. He ticks all of the boxes. For me, it’s a no-brainer.”
We still don’t know how much money do Spurs have for the ongoing summer transfer window. But if Levy approves, this could be a big scoop for them and a major win on the market.
And when everything is said and done, this deal really does make sense for Spurs and Mourinho. Not only would they get a prospect for the future but also someone well capable of performing in the present as well.
With the team needing someone to lift some pressure off of Kane’s shoulders, Watkins could indeed be the one to do exactly that and then some.