With the news breaking so suddenly, we take a look at who Tottenham can look to replace their talisman, Harry Kane.
Ever since Kane broke onto the scene in a Spurs shirt, fans have cast a glance at the academy at Hotspur Way and the products that fit the mould of the “new Harry Kane”. Dane Scarlett is the latest name to earn that title. Being only 16 when he made his professional debut, 17-year-old Scarlett is the riskiest replacement on this list as we have seen his potential through the youth setup but have yet to see if he is truly made for senior professional football yet.
Whatever the case, if Spurs are looking to re-invest elsewhere in the squad, then giving the young striker a chance may prove to be a cost-effective replacement method.
Before Scarlett, the pressure was mounted on the shoulders of young Irish forward Troy Parrott, who had 24 goal contributions in 28 appearances in the youth competitions in the 2018/19 season (Per TransferMarkt; 19 GLS/5 AST). Since then however, it has not all been smooth sailing for Parrott. He has been shipped out on loan to Millwall and Ipswich Town, failing to set the world alight with just two goals during his tenure.
However, this was also the case for Harry Kane, who never sparkled during his various loan spells before being given a chance by Mauricio Pochettino. If Tottenham chases the cost-effective route once again, allowing Parrott the chance to swim in the deep end may well have a Kane-esque pay off.
Danny Ings has been on fire since leaving Liverpool for Southampton, scoring 46 goals in 100 appearances for the Saints. It makes sense then that Ings has been linked with Spurs, either as a strike partner for Kane or an outright replacement. With it being reported that Southampton have set an asking price of £20 Million, he would also only cost a chunk of the reported £160 Million fee Kane is set to leave for.
It would make sense for Tottenham to continue and amplify their pursuit of the former Burnley striker if Kane does go, as he has proven to be a serial goal-scorer in the top flight over the past few seasons.
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