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Sebastien Haller can ease Harry Kane’s job at Tottenham Hotspur

Sebastien Haller can ease Harry Kane’s job at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham were handed a massive blow recently after it was revealed Harry Kane would be out of action until March.

The England international has been in fine form yet again this season but limped off with an ankle problem during the recent 1-0 defeat against Manchester United. The severity of the problem wasn’t evident at the time with Mauricio Pochettino suggesting the injury could be bad. Scans revealed ankle ligament damage that will keep Kane sidelined until the start of March at the very least.

Kane’s absence gives Pochettino a massive headache for the coming weeks. The Argentine has already lost Heung Min-Son to the Asian Games and Spurs lack the quality back up to fill Kane’s boots in the attack. Both Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen have been linked with exits which should force Spurs into the transfer market for a new forward.

The ideal target would be Frankfurt powerhouse – Sebastien Haller. Valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, the 24-year-old joined his current employers back in the summer of 2017 after racking up a respectable goal record in the Eredivisie with FC Utrecht. Haller made a decent start to life in Germany but has truly taken his game to the next level in the current campaign.

The Frenchman has been one of the most in-form strikers in world football, netting 12 goals in just 25 appearances so far this season. Not only does Haller excel at finding the back of the net, but he also helps bring his team-mates into the game, registering an impressive 11 assists in all competitions; he is the perfect man to replace Kane’s influence in the final third. In a squad of Tottenham’s quality with creative players like Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli around him, Haller’s skillset would be elevated even further.

Securing his signature in January would give Tottenham the boost they need to maintain their Premier League title challenge.

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