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Report: Mourinho wants Tottenham to sign a back-up striker for Kane

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Report: Mourinho wants Tottenham to sign a back-up striker for Kane

Tottenham did not replace Fernando Llorente in the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho will target a striker as a matter of priority in January.

According to The Telegraph, Mourinho would like a new striker to provide cover for Harry Kane. Tottenham failed to replace Fernando Llorente in the summer so one injury to Kane could deplete their options.

While Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli can all play up top, alongside teenager Troy Parrott, Mourinho wants a new signing. This could be the first signing he makes as Spurs manager.

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Daniel Levy has reportedly told Mourinho that he has to sell to buy and the Portuguese boss also wants a new defender. But Christian Eriksen’s exit could open the door for new arrivals.


Eriksen has told Mourinho that he still plans to leave so Tottenham are ready to cash in during the January window. If he is not sold, he is likely to leave on a free next summer. But getting rid of the Denmark midfielder would allow Mourinho to sign a striker and a defender in January.

TBR’s view

Having another striker would ease the burden on Kane and allow Mourinho to rotate his squad. He will be aiming for success in the FA Cup and the Champions League, as well as making a recovery in the league.

This might not be good news for Parrott, though. The Republic of Ireland international, 17, could leave on loan to get some first-team football if a new striker joins in January.

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