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Divock Origi could be Harry Kane’s short-term replacement and long-term understudy

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Divock Origi could be Harry Kane’s short-term replacement and long-term understudy

Divock Origi is a target for Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane has been ruled out until March, giving Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino a headache in the striker department.

Son Heung-Min has left to play for South Korea in the Asia Cup, meaning Pochettino has few options up front.

His alternatives are Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen but Pochettino has been reluctant to use either.

As a result of Kane’s injury, Tottenham have unsurprisingly been linked with a number of players. And the latest name in the frame is Divock Origi.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool striker Origi is among the strikers being considered by Spurs.

 

Origi is not the big name signing that Tottenham fans might expect, but they do not necessarily need a first-choice striker with Kane back in two months.

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While the England international is out, Origi can be the short-term replacement. Initially leading the line, he would rotate with Son when the South Korean returns.

And then the Belgium international provides perfect back-up to Kane when Pochettino has a full strength squad again.

Origi’s game time has been limited at Liverpool but he still has a relatively impressive goal scoring record for a bit-part player.

The 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in 82 games for the Reds, including two goals in four games this season.

Origi is still young and he is a sensible long-term addition as Kane’s understudy, if Spurs can convince Liverpool to sell to a rival.

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