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Tottenham could face a crisis should Llorente and Janssen leave

Tottenham could face a crisis should Llorente and Janssen leave

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is poised to move to Turkish giants Galatasaray this month.  

This should come as no surprise as the Spain international has failed to break into the first team at Tottenham since joining at the beginning of last season from Swansea, having to rely on fleeting appearances for the club.

However, what may surprise some Tottenham fans is the fact that the club are also planning on selling fellow out of favour striker Vincent Janssen this January as well. That would leave Spurs with very few options behind Harry Kane should the England captain sustain an injury. This has been a perennial problem for The Lilywhites; finding a suitable deputy to Kane.

Mauricio Pochettino may feel that Son Heung-Min is the man to step up as a striker should the time arise, as the South Korea international is in sensational goalscoring form for Spurs at the moment, and is effectively playing as a striker alongside Kane.

Furthermore, Spurs have been linked with Championship outfit Hull’s striker Jarrod Bowen, who already has 11 goals in the second division this season. However, while the 22-year-old shows a lot of promise, this could be a case again of Tottenham failing to recruit a player that is established in the Premier League, and therefore struggles to adapt.

Tottenham are in a good position currently in all competitions, and their attackers are in great form. On the other hand, Llorente and Janssen have never proved themselves in London, but Spurs will not want to face a crisis if they leave.

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