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Tottenham Striker Search: Unexpected Twist and Transfer Coup

Tottenham Striker Search: Unexpected Twist and Transfer Coup

Tottenham Hotspur are yet to properly replace Harry Kane in the centre-forward position since he was sold for a club-record fee in July 2023.

The Lilywhites have since utilized that fee to sign Brennan Johnson, who is more of a winger than a centre-forward. Timo Werner, brought on loan from RB Leipzig, mostly fits the bill of a winger too.

That is probably why Tottenham fans are anxious to see which striker is brought in as the successor of Harry Kane.

There will be a huge amount of pressure on anyone who will be slotted in that centre-forward role because of the expectations set by Kane, and by captain Heung-min Son this season.

It appears that Spurs actually might look to sign a new centre-forward before the transfer deadline day on Thursday (February 1).

As per the Sun, Ange Postecoglou’s side are willing to push for the signing of Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke and make a bid of over £50 million for his signing in a rather stunning coup.

Bournemouth are reportedly looking into potential replacement options in Ligue 1 and the Belgian Pro League too if they end up receiving a gigantic transfer offer for Solanke, which is too good to put down.

With that being said, time is running out quickly and it’ll take a bit of a miracle for Spurs to sign the in-form English forward – who has scored 12 goals in 20 Premier League games this season.

If Tottenham are not able to sign a new striker in the winter window, they are almost assured of going for one in the upcoming summer transfer window.

There has now been a rather unexpected twist in the future of Brentford striker Ivan Toney which involves Spurs too.

Toney has decided to stay with the Bees for the rest of the season and save them from potential relegation.

However, as per journalist Dean Jones, Tottenham could actually have a strong chance to sign Toney in the summer, despite his links to Arsenal and Chelsea.

Jones told the Ranks FC Ultra podcast: “I personally have doubts about Toney going to either Arsenal or Chelsea, which sounds strange because the narrative is he’s going to one of those clubs, but I think Toney might end up going to a Tottenham. If Arsenal look elsewhere and Chelsea sign (Victor) Osimhen, that might open the door for something like that to happen.”

With that being said, Toney is likely to cost upwards of £60 million when Brentford are willing to sell him. In the ongoing era of football, prolific strikers are major assets and having Premier League experience only boosts their value.

Hence, Tottenham need to be ready to bring the big bucks to the table when planning to sign a top-quality centre-forward who can deliver similar output as Kane or Son.