Strikers Tottenham could sign to cover Harry Kane injury

Strikers Tottenham could sign to cover Harry Kane injury

It has been a frustrating few weeks for Tottenham Hotspur, who have seen several of their key players become unavailable for differing reasons. Son Heung-min is away with South Korea for the second time this season, this time at the Asian Cup whilst Lucas Moura and Dele Alli are both struggling with injuries.

But the main one was losing their star striker Harry Kane to an ankle injury until March. The England striker is Spurs’ talisman and is their top scorer in the Premier League with 14 goals from 22 games. Fernando Llorente was the man who replaced him in their starting line-up last time out, but he really struggled and even scored an own goal in a below par performance. There is plenty of talk that Tottenham should get their chequebook out and sign another forward to strengthen them in Kane’s absence, particularly with Vincent Janssen set to leave.

We’ve put together a list of four players who we think would be excellent signings for Spurs in the January transfer window and would increase their attacking quality.

Timo Werner

A young striker who has already made a big impact in the Bundesliga, Timo Werner would be an excellent signing. The 22-year-old is first choice striker for RB Leipzig and has already scored 56 goals in 98 appearances for them, 14 of which have come this season. He is also a full international with Germany, earning 23 caps so far and netting on nine occasions. However it is unlikely that his current club would let him go in this window, with no real scope to replace a player of that calibre. For that reason he is currently 1/20 to stay with RB Leipzig with Sky Bet, with a move to Tottenham out at 14/1.

Andrea Belotti

At 25-years-old Andrea Belotti is about to hit his peak years and could be an astute signing for Spurs. The Italian currently plays for Serie A outfit Torino and has been a regular scorer for them for the last three and a half seasons, netting 62 times in 129 appearances. He is also a full Italian international having won 20 caps so far, and it is thought that he could be tempted away from Turin this year. West Ham United have already been linked with a move for the striker, but with Marko Arnautovic now looking likely to stay that interest could cool. Spurs though are in desperate need of more forward options and they would surely be in a strong position if they wanted him as they can offer Champions League football.

Jarrod Bowen

A slightly different option to the two previously mentioned, but perhaps more of a ‘Tottenham kind of signing’ would be Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen. The 22-year-old has been on fire in the Championship so far this season, netting 14 times in 28 appearances for the Tigers making him a key figure in their rise from bottom of the table to eighth. He is the kind of signing that would suit Spurs, a young English player whom they can invest in and develop – something which Mauricio Pochettino has excelled at with the likes of Kane, Alli, Harry Winks and Eric Dier in recent years. He would probably cost them around £15 million, but stepping up from Hull to Tottenham would surely be a no brainer for him.

Callum Wilson

Our final pick is another English player who has proven himself in the Premier League this season in Callum Wilson. The AFC Bournemouth striker has enjoyed a superb campaign thus far, scoring 10 and assisting five in 21 appearances for the Cherries. He has been the subject of genuine interest from Chelsea, but with the Blues looking likely to sign Gonzalo Higuain that move now looks to be off. Now could be the time for Spurs to swoop in with a bid of their own, although it may be difficult with Eddie Howe insisting that he would not sell Wilson for any price in this window. There can be no doubting that he would be a good signing though, with his pace and athleticism as well as strong finishing ability more than fitting in with Spurs style of play.