Opinion

Landing Krzysztof Piatek would put Kane under pressure at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino has, over the last few years, built a Tottenham team capable of achieving glory. The Lilywhites have been consistently solid in the Premier League and whilst they’re yet to win the big one, they’ve come close several times.

Much of that is down to the quality of the players at Pochettino’s disposal. The Lilywhites have big names like Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris and, of course, Harry Kane.

However, one issue with the personnel at Spurs that has been difficult to overcome in recent years is the lack of a solid back-up forward. Kane’s shadow appears to be so dark that nobody is able to force themselves into view, with individuals like Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente proving unsuccessful in the role as of late.

This is a problem for Tottenham, given how important it is that Kane has a worthy-backup. Not only does it mean that he’s able to be rested or replaced if he’s injured, but it also helps keep him on his toes and prevents him from falling off the wagon.

Tottenham, then, need to bring someone in that can play the role – and on current form, they’d struggle to find someone better than Krzysztof Piatek.

Piatek is taking Serie A by storm this season, and he’s emerged as arguably the most potent forward in Europe. Granted, it’s early days, but if the first few weeks of the Serie A season are anything to go by, Genoa fans are in for a real treat this season. He’s already bagged 12 goals in all competitions this term, with the Pole impressing from the first match of the season over in Italy.

Naturally, given his goalscoring record, the 23-year-old is a fantastic finisher. That’s easily found from the four goals that he scored in just 59 minutes for Genoa in their Coppa Italia tie against Lecce. Since then, he’s scored against the likes of Sassuolo and Lazio, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Capable both with the ball at his feet and in the air, the attacker can do it all, and that versatility makes him potent going forward. He’s able to score from distance and up-close, too, making him less of a poacher and more of a complete forward.

At present, there is arguably nobody in Europe that is in a better run of form, and if he were to come to Spurs, there’s no doubting the sort of impact that he could make. Would he be interested in a backup role? Probably not, but Mauricio Pochettino has proven in the past that his club is a meritocracy, and if he impresses at Spurs, he’d no doubt find himself alongside or ahead of Kane in the pecking order.

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