Tottenham are on the hunt for a new striker this month. Harry Kane is ruled out for the season with a hamstring problem and there is currently no natural replacement for the England captain. Jose Mourinho has been linked with making a move for several strikers but one name that has not been mentioned is Edin Dzeko.
The Bosnian striker has years of Premier League experience and would fill the gap left by Kane perfectly. His contract at current club Roma does not end until the summer of 2022, but a move back to England could prove to be tempting for the former Manchester City striker.
Despite being 33-years-old, Dzeko is proving he has not lost his goalscoring touch. In 20 Serie A appearances this season, he has scored eight goals and provided a further five assists. A player with that kind of ability could make the difference for Spurs in the latter part of the season.
He is also in a similar mold to Kane. The Tottenham side would not need to alter their playing style to accommodate the AS Roma striker and there is every chance he would be very effective under Mourinho.
Dzeko’s experience in the Premier League makes him even more suitable for the club. During four years at Manchester City, he scored 72 goals in 189 appearances. Those returns are impressive when you consider that a lot of his appearances in Manchester came from the bench.
His current club will not be keen to let him go, so may demand a reasonable fee. However, his age limits his market value. If Tottenham can strike a reasonable deal, Dzeko would be a brilliant option whilst Kane is sidelined.