Harry Redknapp has been talking to talkSPORT in the aftermath of Tottenham Hotspur’s loss to Ajax in the Champions League this week. One subject area he discussed was the club’s potential recruitment for the summer.
The former Spurs boss, who has a somewhat unwanted reputation as a ‘wheeler-dealer’ in the transfer market, seemingly felt there was little Tottenham could improve on.
Redknapp also noted why not many strikers in the game would want to sign for Tottenham.
“Where do they buy somebody?
“They’ve got quality. The back four is as strong as it can be.
“Llorente is a good player but is he top drawer? Who is going to want to come in and be back up to Harry Kane? I think that’s the problem.”
It is an argument many have made for a while now. With Kane clearly the number one striker at Tottenham, finding a world-class back-up is always going to be hard. Strikers want to play and score goals but anyone signing for Tottenham will immediately know they are not guaranteed to be a starter.
The best option for Tottenham is to sign young and talented players, ready to fight for their place. That is what they tried with Vincent Janssen which, clearly, did not pay off.
Another way to go would be to bring in a multi-faceted player. Someone like Heung-min Son who, as well as out wide, can play through the middle. That way they would be able to play regularly, though not necessarily instead of Kane but alongside him.
Other then that, it is a conundrum Tottenham need to figure out. Because a better frontman alternative than Fernando Llorente is clearly needed.