Danny Murphy has claimed that Tottenham should turn to their own attacker Heung-Min Son to fill the void that injured star Harry Kane will leave.
Spurs have discovered that they will be without main centre-forward Harry Kane until April, which is a mammoth blow considering he has 17 goals in 25 appearances this season across all competitions.
There is now plenty of speculation of Jose Mourinho’s team going out to sign a replacement in the January transfer window and the six-point gap to the Champions League spots seems a long way off right now.
Ex-Spurs midfielder Murphy has insisted that Spurs attacker Son is the perfect solution to fill the central role during Kane’s absence.
Son is a versatile attacker that has shown in the past he can be effective in central positions and filled in last season during Kane’s injury problem then.
“I think Son playing central is a really good replacement [for injured teammate Kane]. Now whether you categorise him as a striker or not, it don’t really matter what label you give him,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“When he plays in that role he’s a threat and he scores goals. You’re going to have to spend a hell of a lot of money, unless you can get a good loan, on a striker that isn’t guaranteed to score you goals. So why would you invest stupid amounts of money on a player that is going to play second fiddle to your main man?”
Son has already looked in impressive form this campaign, with 10 goals and nine assists in 24 matches.
The 27-year-old appears to have slotted in nicely in Mourinho’s XI as a hard-working left-winger, but the South Korea international has the movement and finishing ability to play centrally too.
He cost the North London club just £22million (BBC) from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and he’s been developed into a top-class talent.