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Former Tottenham target Paco Alcacer showing he’d be ideal Harry Kane alternative

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Former Tottenham target Paco Alcacer showing he’d be ideal Harry Kane alternative

The role of an alternative striker to Harry Kane is one that has caused problems for Tottenham for several years, but one of the first options considered was Paco Alcacer.

Mauricio Pochettino pondered over a £15 million deal for the then Valencia striker in January 2014, according to the Mirror, but it never came to fruition.

Since then, he joined Barcelona but has now moved to Borussia Dortmund on loan as he looks to re-establish himself as a regular first team player at an elite European club.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 29: Paco Alcacer of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at the BayArena on September 29, 2018 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)

After just three appearances, he is already showing that he would be the perfect alternative to Kane. Injuries early on in his time in Germany have restricted his chances, but in just 140 minutes across three appearances he has scored four goals.

That kind of impact is exactly what Spurs have been lacking at Wembley, as highlighted when they were outclassed by Alcacer’s parent club Barcelona on Wednesday night.

At 25-years-old and potentially available on a permanent deal next summer, it may well be worth Mauricio Pochettino returning to cast an eye over his former target.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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