Tottenham transfers: Three strikers Spurs could sign this summer
Tom Phillips looks at three players Tottenham may consider signing this summer
One of the French sensations allegedly already on Tottenham Hotspur’s wishlist, Anthony Martial has made a name for himself at AS Monaco. The 19-year-old striker has been earning the plaudits in after making 31 appearances and scoring eight goals last season in Ligue 1. The French teenager has already made a name for himself for the French Under-21’s too, with 12 caps and four goal for Les Bleus, Martial is already making a name for himself on the international stage before he has even said goodbye to his teens. The youngster will provide a long-term option for Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino, with the best yet to come from the wonderkid.
Linked to Spurs as part of an exchange deal involving Erik Lamela moving to Juventus, Fernando Llorente seems to fit the bill to replace Kane in Mauricio Pochettino’s side should the striker leave White Hart Lane this summer. The Spaniard has established himself as a player competent at playing at the highest level. Llorente may not have been in prolific form last season – just nine goals in 45 games in all competitions – but the Spaniard does play to the same style as Kane as a target man and will be able to fulfil that role comfortably should he be used as a replacement if Kane goes to United. It is just a case of whether or not Llorente will be able to keep up with the pace of Premier League after his spell in Serie A.
With Spurs seemingly missing out on signing Christian Benteke, Pochettino should look at another Belgian, Romelu Lukaku. Already an established player in the league with Everton, Lukaku could become a crucial part of the squad for Spurs, regardless of Kane’s future. Lukaku may not have been as prolific as Kane in the league (10 and 21, respectively) but the young Belgian does offer a different approach to the attacking line up, which Pochettino may approve to use in the hope of finally getting a Champions League spot. Lukaku is strong and has the pace that will be hard for any defender to battle against and win. He has already showed he is capable of the demands of both Premier League and Europa League football, joining a club that wants to go to the Champions League maybe a great step for the ambitious Belgian and for Spurs.