Alan Shearer issues Tottenham Hotspur warning over Harry Kane

Alan Shearer says he hopes Tottenham Hotspur sign cover for Harry Kane in January

Tottenham Hotspur need to sign cover for striker Harry Kane in the January if Spurs are to be considered serious title contenders, according to Alan Shearer.

The England international teed up Erik Lamela for the north London side’s opener in a thrilling 2-1 victory over 10-man Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday night.

You’d worry about their depth if Harry Kane gets injured

Alan Shearer

Kane has started all 19 of Tottenham’s Premier League games so far this season, and the 22-year-old has also made six appearances in cup compeitions.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez in recent weeks, but are believed to face competition from Chelsea.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Shearer warned Spurs that they need to sign cover in case Kane should pick up an injury.

Shearer told Match Of The Day: “Spurs have a good young squad. You’d worry about their depth if Harry Kane gets injured.

Asked if he expected Tottenham to sign a striker in January, Shearer: “I’d hope so.”

The reported Manchester United target has netted 13 times in 25 appearances in all competitions.

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Kane has scored 11 of Tottenham’s 33 Premier League games so far this season.

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