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Tottenham backed to avoid pursuit of 19-goal striker with £65m release clause

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Tottenham backed to avoid pursuit of 19-goal striker with £65m release clause

Paul Robinson does not expect Tottenham to trigger the release clause of Dominic Solanke

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move to bring in a striker this summer as Daniel Levy and the officials at White Hart Lane look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the 2024/25 season. Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke has been linked with a potential move to Tottenham following his exploits in the Premier League.

The former Liverpool man enjoyed a wonderful season at the Vitality Stadium, netting 19 goals and providing three assists in the English top tier. His form played a key role in helping the Cherries to a 12th-place finish in the Premier League table.

However, the Englishman is under contract with the Dorset-based club until the summer of 2027, making it a challenging acquisition for Spurs. They will need to make a significant effort, complemented by an equally substantial financial incentive, to convince Bournemouth to part with their star striker. From a financial perspective, the North Londoners would have to meet a hefty £65 million release clause to secure his services.

Spurs eye Solanke but Robinson warns of high fee. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Spurs eye Solanke but Robinson warns of high fee. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Value for money

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson insists that Spurs would be overpaying if they activate Solanke’s release clause. While he appreciates Solanke’s abilities, the 26-year-old might struggle to justify the investment, especially at the quoted price.

In an exclusive interview with Tottenham News, Robinson said:

“Dominic Solanke is a good player, and he’s scored goals in that Bournemouth side, but once you start going over the £50 million or £60 million mark for a player like that, I’d question it. I don’t think Spurs will enter the market at that level.”

Overpriced or perfect fit? (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Overpriced or perfect fit? (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Robinson’s scepticism highlights the broader debate about transfer market valuations and whether Solanke, despite his impressive season with Bournemouth, justifies such a significant financial investment. Tottenham, under the leadership of Daniel Levy, are known for being financially prudent. Whether they share the same views as Robinson remain to be seen.

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Tottenham are also looking at another PL striker, Ivan Toney. Having failed to replace Harry Kane’s numbers last summer, it is clear that Spurs cannot afford to go into another campaign sans an infallible goalscorer. Whether they are willing to address this at all costs remains the question.

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