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Spurs simply must sign this Italian strike ace if Harry Kane is sold in the summer of 2018

Spurs are flying at the minute and absolutely stormed past a poor Southampton outfit on boxing day, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men looking like they were somewhere near back to their best.

Despite the title race being more or less over, there’s still plenty to play for where Spurs are concerned, and our landlord here in the Tavern thinks the club are not going to be too far off challenging for the title next season provided the squad sticks together and a few additions are made.

However, he’s also becoming increasingly worried about the future of Harry Kane, with the England man smashing in two consecutive hat tricks to break Alan Shearer’s record of goals in a calendar year.

While the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are bound to come knocking, all Spurs can do is prepare for if he does go, and one man our landlord thinks could be the ideal replacement for Kane is current Italy striker Ciro Immobile.

The Lazio man has been on fire since moving back to Serie A from the Bundesliga, and tops the scoring charts this term with an impressive 16 goals to his name already, while he’s also notched up an equally impressive seven assists along the way.

At 27 he still has time to really reach his prime, and he might well fancy the challenge over in England, with Spurs looking like the ideal sort of destination for Immobile.

A classy striker with a keen eye for goal, he might not be in Kane’s class, but he would at least go some way to covering what would be a monumental loss for Spurs if they were to lose a grip on their star man.

Spurs fans, what do you think? Good replacement? Let us know in the comments!

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