Writing for the Daily Express, journalist Archie Griggs has told Tottenham Hotspur to sign striker Ollie Watkins as a potentially perfect Harry Kane replacement should he leave north London – explaining that he has all the attributes to thrive under manager Jose Mourinho.
Kane’s future has been at the centre of much speculation linking him with a move away from Spurs as he could stand a better chance of winning silverware.
Tottenham told to sign Watkins as possible Kane heir
Manchester City, as relayed by the Express, are currently touted with heavy interest in the Englishman – but Griggs has pinpointed Watkins as a perfect successor should the 27-year-old leave.
Scoring 10 goals and assisting three others in the Premier League so far this season (WhoScored), Watkins also enjoyed an historic landmark in his career at Wembley Stadium against San Marino – netting his first goal for England just 20 minutes after coming on for his debut on Thursday evening.
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Touted as a player who could thrive under Mourinho, he has also been called a ‘machine’ and ‘physical specimen’ during his time at Brentford (The Athletic).
The £75,000-per-week star was allegedly ‘desperate’ to join Spurs before signing for Aston Villa in the summer – but chairman Daniel Levy apparently wouldn’t meet his asking price after extensive talks (Football Insider).
Whether or not they do return for Watkins remains to be seen, but it heavily hinders on Kane’s future amid heavy links to an exit.
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