Date: 27th May 2019 at 8:00am
Written by: Alan Johnson

With Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente expected to leave Tottenham this summer, Mauricio Pochettino will need to bring in a replacement striker as competition for Harry Kane.

Kane is England’s first-choice centre-forward, but Spurs have an opportunity to sign the player he dethroned from the national team – Daniel Sturridge. The Liverpool striker may be open to joining another top-four Premier League club in what could be the last big move of his career.

Since joining Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013, the 29-year-old has made 160 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 94 goals. Sturridge has fallen out of favour in recent years, however. In 2018/19, he’s amassed a paltry 818 minutes of football across the board, contributing six goals.

The England international is out of contract this summer and doesn’t appear to be staying at Liverpool. Tottenham were linked with a move for the former Chelsea man in February but nothing came of the alleged interest. If they return in the coming weeks, all they’ll have to spend is £130k-per-week on his wages.

Tottenham would have had to pay £15m to sign the 29-year-old in 2018, but they could land Sturridge for free in just a matter of weeks. His contract will expire at the end of June, but whether the Londoners will make a move remains to be seen.

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