Frank McAvennie tells Tottenham Hotspur to sign another proven striker apart from Harry Kane
Former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie has told Tottenham Hotspur to flex their financial muscles and sign a striker to prepare for life beyond Harry Kane.
Kane is 29 years old and playing some of his best football right now. But he will enter the final 18 months of his contract in the January transfer window and there is already interest in him from Bayern Munich.
McAvennie exclusively told Football Insider:
“Go big on a striker. Kane is world-class but he isn’t going to be at the top of his game for too much longer, what is he, 29? He’s got maybe two years left at the top level and we know what he is like for injuries.”
“There isn’t really another out-and-out striker ready to come in and replace him so if Tottenham are serious about challenging for trophies and they want to keep getting in the Champions League, they need to sign a proven striker.”
McAvennie then stated that Spurs should spend a huge amount on signing a new striker.
“I’m talking £50million… I think they lose a lot when Kane isn’t there so to have guaranteed goals ready to replace him would be huge. When is the last time Tottenham had two properly good strikers?”
Um, we just signed Richarlison this summer for more than the fee being quoted above. He cost us around £60million and looks like a smart investment already.
He has been lighting it up for Brazil, scoring in two games for them in September in international friendlies and bagging two against Serbia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup group-stage opener.
He can do the job for the time being, especially when Dejan Kulusevski is fit to man the right flank. Adding a world-class striker – say, Lautaro Martinez, with whom we were linked with this summer – will add to the selection headache and it would be very hard in that situation to keep everyone happy.
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That money would be better off being invested in a world-class centre-back and perhaps a quality central midfielder that can offer serious competition to Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.