Tottenham Hotspur has been linked with two strikers already in the window, but both seem like pieces to build around Harry Kane, not replace him.
It is still early in the transfer window and based on rumors we really have no idea who is calling the shots. However, if you look at the first two ‘strikers’ linked with Tottenham, neither are like-for-like replacements for Kane, rather are complementary players to put around Spurs talisman.
Tottenham targeting a different replacement?
Regardless of who makes the call, the team must drive forward and identify some new talent for the rebuild. What is interesting about the two targets identified is they provide potential replacements for a different Spurs star.
Both March Thuram and Diego Rossi, two players recently linked with Tottenham play primarily as right-footed left wingers. From that perspective, Thuram and Rossi are actually more of a replacement for Heung-Min Son than Kane, but neither is likely.
Son needs more rest next season at Tottenham
Much like Kane and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, the Spurs’ left winger played way too much. The South Korean winger made 51 appearances and played just six minutes short of 4,000. Maybe if Son got a bit more rest he would have performed more consistently toward the tail end of the season, rather than the hot and cold he tended to run.
Just as fans hope that Højbjerg does not have to play every minute of every game again and stay fresh for the entire season, the same is true of Spurs’ star winger.