Tottenham’s season is once again in danger of collapse as top scorer Harry Kane appears to have suffered a serious injury once again. The England star limped off from the game against Millwall during the weekend after just five minutes on the clock, with an ankle injury on Sunday afternoon.
The 23-year-old has been a major factor behind Spurs remaining the closest challengers to leaders Chelsea in the Premier League despite having spent substantially less than the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.
Kane is the reigning top scorer in the Premier league with 19 goals – a record that he shares with Everton star Romelu Lukaku. And former Liverpool player and pundit Stan Collymore reckons that Tottenham should do everything to try and sign Lukaku in order to become a regular top four outfit.
Lukaku is reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract with Everton which would be worth around £100,000 per week. This contract would help the Toffees prevent any interest from Chelsea escalating any further. Chelsea have been linked with a move for the striker, who used to represent the club for a couple of years before moving to Everton in a £28 million deal. Now, the Belgian is set to cost in excess of £50 million. However, Collymore reckons that it is the sort of signing that would help transform Tottenham into a regular top four club and even start challenging for trophies. He told BoyleSports:
“They need to go big in the summer for two reasons on the striker front.
“One is back up obviously, but two may be even more important for Spurs and that’s to push Harry Kane onto better things.
“So go and break the bank and get someone who is arguably better than Kane, or at least on the same level, and you know who that would be for me? Romelu Lukaku.”
Even though Vincent Janssen was signed as a potential backup for the club’s star striker, the Dutchman has failed to hit the heights. Much was expected of him, given his immense reputation of scoring goals in the Dutch league, but he has failed to live up the promise.
Spurs have been linked with a move for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette in the last few weeks. The Frenchman is widely tipped to leave French football in the summer. He will cost in the region of £ 40-£ 50 million, thereby not making him substantially cheaper than Lukaku. The latter has the advantage of having been in the Premier League for several years, while Lacazette is still interested in the English league, although many will point out to the similarities between the French and the English leagues.
Kane is expected to miss the rest of the season, with the injury similar to the problem that forced him to miss around seven weeks of action in the first half of the campaign. However, the thought of watching Kane and Lukaku take the pitch together will, no doubt, send shivers down the spines of any opponents.