Tottenham Hotspur could target Lille striker Jonathan David after contacts were established last year, according to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Striker links
Kane is yet to sign a new deal to extend his stay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium past June 2024, leading to potential replacements being discussed for the talisman.
One such name is Lille forward David, who has previously been touted for a move to Premier League clubs such as Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton, by journalist Dean Jones in his GIVEMESPORT column.
The Latest: Romano’s a big fan
“Jonathan David has made it clear he wants to play in the Premier League, so where could the Lille striker end up?”
“At the moment there are no conversations or contacts between Spurs and Lille or Jonathan David’s agents.
“Tottenham were informed on David one year ago but it’s still quiet now. I think he’d be great solution for many clubs, including Tottenham; he’s a very good striker.”
The Verdict: Kane replacement?
In truth, Spurs manager Antonio Conte is unlikely to find any player who could match the goal tally or overall influence of the England captain, but the 22-year-old would go some way to doing so, indicated by his immense form in Ligue 1 over the past few seasons.
The speedster, dubbed a ‘clinical finisher‘ by football talent scout Jacek Kulig, notched 15 goals in 38 league games last season, a figure he looks set to improve upon further if he continues his form during this campaign, as he has already scored nine in 15.
Of course, the Spurs hierarchy will be keen to do whatever possible to tie Kane down on a new long-term deal, but if they are unable to do so, David would be a very astute signing, capable of challenging the red-hot Richarlison for that leading role in the years to come.
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