Massive Tottenham striker swap deal rejected, reports

Spurs have been looking for a Harry Kane replacement since the England captain left the club last summer, and unfortunately the search will continue as Spurs' latest bid to a Premier League rival was rejected.
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Tottenham have been in the market for new strikers over the past year as the senior staff work to replace the massive void left by the exit of the club's all-time leading goal scorer.

The outgoing resulted in Spurs' subsequent purchase of Alejo Veliz, as well as the incomings of attacking options in Manor Solomon and Brennan Johnson.

However, at such a young age and lacking experience in European football, Veliz was loaned out for the second half of the season after barely featuring for Spurs across the first portion of the campaign.

Solomon, as well, saw very little game time this past year, as an early injury forced him to the sidelines for most of Tottenham's fixtures.

Now, in the latest episode of Spurs' transfer saga as they explore the talent pool of top-end strikers, Tottenham's bid for Newcastle United's Swedish forward Alexander Isak has been rejected, according to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

Per Di Marzio's report, Newcastle rejected an undisclosed transfer fee from Spurs for the 24-year-old striker, which also included a swap featuring the North London club's Brazilian forward, Richarlison.

Richy's future in Lilywhite has been in question over the past few months, to say the least, as a string of injuries and poor performances across the two years he's been at the club have left everyone wondering what to do.

There have been rumors of Saudi bids on numerous occasions, however, there were relatively few links until Di Marzio's recent report about Tottenham's attempted business with Newcastle.

Despite the rejection, it's fair to say that Ange and co. will push on with their transfer pursuits, as a number of other viable options up front remain open for acquisition, including Brentford's Ivan Toney and Feyenoord's Santiago Gimenez.

The truth of the matter is that if Spurs truly want to compete for European silverware, they'll have to reinforce the central spot of their attack.