The resident Lilywhites in the Transfer Tavern are concerned by their club’s lack of options up-front aside from their talisman Harry Kane.
Once again Harry Kane has been the star of the show for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season, as his staggering record of 26 goals from 27 matches in all competitions clearly suggests. The Spurs contingent propping up the bar in the Tavern were furious with Pep Guardiola’s comments earlier in the season which implied the North-London side had become a one-man team, but considering Kane’s prolific record, it is easy to see where City’s manager was coming from.
Indeed, if Tottenham are to have any chance of achieving qualification for the Champions League this season then they will need to ensure that Kane remains fit for the duration of the season.
Without Kane, Mauricio Pochettino only has Fernando Llorente to call upon in the centre-forward position, which is a rather worrying prospect for everybody involved with The Lilywhites.
So far this season, Llorente has scored just 2 goals in 22 appearances, although it must be considered that only six of those appearances were starts.
However, Llorente’s qualities are not well-suited to Tottenham’s style of play, and at 32-years-old, the Spaniard certainly isn’t getting any younger.
With that being said, Pochettino should be working in conjunction with Daniel Levy to identify a replacement for Llorente this month, and he would be wise to consider Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.
Big things were expected of the Nigerian – rated at £13.22m by Transfermarkt – when he was playing his trade at Manchester City, but he has failed to break into the first-team since his move to The Foxes last summer with Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki firmly ahead of him in the pecking order.
Iheanacho’s failure to make the mark at Leicester does not imply that he is incapable of building a respectable career in the Premier League, as he has the potential to thrive amongst a different set of players and under a new manager.
At Manchester City, Iheanacho was effective in possession, clinical inside the penalty area, and was willing to press defenders high up the pitch.
These qualities could take him a long way in Tottenham’s team providing he is given the right opportunities, so Pochettino should consider bringing Iheanacho to Wembley on loan this month at the very least.
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