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Jamie O’Hara claims Tottenham should try sign Romelu Lukaku

Jamie O’Hara has claimed he wants Tottenham to try sign Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku if Harry Kane leaves this summer.

Lukaku, who joined Inter for £74million two years ago, has re-established himself as one of the world’s elite strikers. 

The 28-year-old Belgian powerhouse is a physical frontman that usually bullies defence, plus he’s clinical around the penalty box. He scored 30 goals in 44 appearances this season. Additionally, it’s 64 goals in 95 games for the Italian giants.

Meanwhile, Spurs centre-forward Kane netted 33 goals in 49 appearances this campaign.

The England captain has been heavily linked with a Spurs exit in the past few weeks. The Times says the 27-year-old is “determined” to leave the north London club even if they appoint Mauricio Pochettino for their vacant managerial position.

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O’Hara says that Lukaku would be amazing for Spurs as a Kane replacement: 

“Absolutely. In my opinion Lukaku is world class,” O’Hara said.

“A world-class striker, I think he was under-appreciated at Manchester United.

“He didn’t perform unbelievably well there but at Everton he was awesome, at Inter Milan this season he’s been one of the best strikers in the world.

“He hasn’t got as much to his game in terms of I think Harry Kane is the complete forward. But Lukaku is something special.”

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Unfortunately, there are no Spurs links to the Belgian striker, and all eyes are on Kane’s movements this summer. 

If Kane does leave, trying to fill his void won’t come cheap.

Lukaku is a left-footed striker in the prime of his carer. He previously scored 113 goals in 252 Premier League appearances. 

It would surely take someone with his stature to please Spurs supporters if Kane walked through the exit doors. However, bringing in someone who’s a proven goalscorer is not going to be easy this summer.

Versatile attacker Heung-Min Son is a constant goal threat for Spurs, but he needs a target man down the middle to work off. Lukaku doesn’t possess the same kind of creativity or vision as Kane, but knows how to lead the line. It looks like being an extremely busy summer transfer window.

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