Tottenham reportedly consider 16-goal striker that Woodgate said has 'great movement' in 2019
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly considered a move to sign Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford this summer with the Englishman enjoying his first proper crack at the Premier League – and Jonathan Woodgate raved about him in 2019.
Bamford, 27, took his tally to 27 goals on Tuesday night as Leeds made it three wins from three – climbing into eighth in the Premier League table. One of those three wins came against Tottenham, in which Bamford also scored during a 3-1 victory.
The Daily Mail named a number of strikers that could be brought in by Daniel Levy this summer that are said to have been considered by Tottenham – and Bamford was a name on that list, with it claimed he offers a similar type of play to Harry Kane.
Kane, of course, could be about to leave Tottenham this summer and a replacement is needed. Woodgate, who turned out for both Leeds and Spurs during his career, made a claim about Bamford that has since rung true in the Premier League.
“I know Patrick personally,” Woodgate told the Gazette in 2019. “He will score goals, it will be a difficult test for our centre-backs, he’s got great movement in and around the box. Hopefully he doesn’t have one of those games where he goes on a run.
“Patrick can score goals, if you can get a confident Patrick Bamford he will score goals for you,” Woodgate continued, with his claims about £10million (Mail) signign Bamford ringing true this season. “He will score 20 goals this season. He’s streaky.”
TBR’s view – Bamford would be a good signing, but Spurs can do better
Losing Kane is an enormous blow and one that will be one of the biggest deals of the summer – if it goes through. But Spurs fans can take confidence from the fact that the England skipper will not be sold in a cut-price deal by Daniel Levy.
No. Levy is renowned for his bargaining and Kane will only leave if his £150million price tag is met – or, a player is included in the deal along with a hefty price tag. Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus has been suggested – so, perhaps Jesus and £100million?
Bamford is a top striker and if a team plays to his strengths, he will score goals. Netting 16 in the Premier League, with one game to play, is proof that he can do it – as well as laying on seven assists. A good signing, but Spurs can do better.
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