Alvaro Morata simply will not fill the Harry Kane void
Tottenham need to avoid making Morata their Kane replacement.
Alvaro Morata has goalscoring pedigree having performed well in multiple leagues and internationally.
However, the Spaniard is not on Harry Kane’s level and cannot be his replacement.
Even if Morata was brought in alongside Kane, this is not a smart buy for Spurs.
Kane is one of the best strikers in world football.
Not only does he score goals but he gets assists, creates space for those around him and can defend from the front.
Morata does not.
Juventus currently have the forward on-loan from Atletico Madrid and it’s telling that they’re not looking to make it permanent.
That’s at least what CalcioMercato have reported as they document Spurs’ interest in the £30m forward.
Morata’s only experience in English football came in a fateful spell with Chelsea.
Tottenham need to avoid making Morata their Kane replacement
The Spaniard managed just 24 goals in 72 games at Stamford Bridge (Transfermarkt) and underwhelmed many despite his big money move.
It says an awful lot that Morata cost Chelsea £60m in 2017 (BBC), yet just four years later his reported fee is half of that.
If Morata is to become the Kane replacement then Spurs will need to find a way to find goals from elsewhere too.
The Juventus forward has only ever managed to hit 15 league goals once in eleven top flight seasons (Transfermarkt).
Meanwhile, Kane has managed this feat in all of his last seven top flight seasons (Transfermarkt).
Spurs will rake in way more than the rumoured £30m that Morata will cost for Kane at least.
That will give the Lilywhites plenty of money to spend on goalscoring replacements.
So if Morata is to return to the Premier League with Spurs, he simply cannot be the only replacement.