Tottenham has been linked with a few different strikers in this transfer window and on Tuesday a few new links popped up as possible targets for Spurs.
Whether or not the names and players are people that will complement Harry Kane or replace him is not yet known but we do know the list of names being linked with Tottenham is growing. As was to be expected under the direction of Fabio Paratici, several players are possible at this point in time.
Names we already knew linked with Tottenham
The longest-standing striker being linked with Tottenham is Dusan Vlahovic. As far back a six weeks ago, the Spurs were being linked with the Serbian striker. At that time, the Lilywhites had even submitted a bid for the Fiorentina forward somewhere in the region of £51 million. However, as the summer has continued, the veracity of that bad certainly comes into question.
More recently, Lautaro Martinez has been linked with Tottenham. Again, reports had surfaced that Tottenham had submitted a bid and that it was even close to being completed. However, the situation at Inter has changed in the last couple of weeks after a boost of £97 million in the sale of Romelo Lukaku.
Martinez served as an excellent partner for Lukaku and presumably would be the same with Kane, while Vlahovic seems more a long-term replacement for the Tottenham talisman. Regardless, as we are coming to learn with Paratici, there are more irons in the fire and other options to consider.
Two new names for Tottenham on Tuesday
On Tuesday news broke about a couple of different alternatives for Tottenham to consider at the striker position, each interesting in their own right. First, came Football.London with the idea of Martin Braithwaite leaving Barcelona for Tottenham Hotspur. In many ways, Braithwaite was a surprise signing by Barcelona but at the time the Catalans were desperate for a healthy forward.
Braithwaite has seen limited success a Camp Nuo scoring just eight times in some 53 matches for the club. Although not prolific, Braithwaite is a willing runner and is familiar with Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg as a member of the Danish national team. Interestingly, however, Braithwaite reportedly has an offer on the table from West Ham United and is waiting – presumably on Harry Kane – to make his decision on where to go.
Would Dominic Calvert-Lewin be an option for Tottenham?
The most intriguing name to come up Tuesday for Tottenham, was Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The forward had a breakout campaign last season scoring 16 times for Everton in the Premier League. At just 24-years-of age and being English, Calvert-Lewin would be more of a direct replacement to Kane than would be Braithwaite.
According to the Express – who ran the story on Calvert-Lewin – he would be one that Spurs would consider if Harry Kane goes. Calvert-Lewin is possibly the most like-for-like replacement among the four men for Harry Kane but there is certainly no guarantee Everton would be willing to negotiate either.
Given his age, experience, and English background DCL would probably be the best option of the bunch, however, that also means Spurs likely are selling or have sold Harry Kane, which is not great. All four could turn out to be great strikers but Kane is a known commodity, making the idea of signing a partner – like Martinez – the best choice at this time.
Who do you want to see Tottenham sign as a second – or first-striker?