Fernando Llorente is gone, Vincent Janssen is finally gone, and at Tottenham, the #9 department is now looking very slim, with just Harry Kane and the very young Troy Parrott. However, that doesn’t mean the club need to spend on a player who will sit on the bench and watch Kane score goals.
With the likes of Lucas Moura, Heung-Min Son and Parrott, Mauricio Pochettino has more than enough firepower to get by in both the Premier League and Champions League without a direct understudy to Harry Kane.
In the past we’ve seen both Janssen and Llorente play that role, and whilst the Dutchman has recently left to Mexico after a three-year nightmare, the Spaniard had slightly more luck. Still, the point stands that the Lilywhites can get on fine without a back-up, as they have the versatility in the squad to survive.
Last season we saw Heung-Min Son step up massively in the absence of Kane, bagging himself a tidy 20 goals and ten assists in his 48 games in all competitions, Transfermarkt. Meanwhile, Lucas Moura also shone as he chimed in with 15 goals and two assists, including hat-tricks against Huddersfield and Ajax, Transfermarkt.
With those kind of numbers coming from the Lilywhites’ versatile wide-men who have been used when Kane isn’t available, it really makes you question the need for a new striker, especially if that striker would come in just to sit on the bench and play the odd game in the domestic cups.
Moreover, when Kane isn’t available or needs a rest during an ‘easier’ fixture in a cup competition, the fans would love to see young Parrott given a go. The Irish striker is just 17-years-old, but he’s already proven to be a hit with the fans, and they’d love to see him net in front of their new white wall.