Vincent Janssen’s surprise cameo against Brighton this week had the full support of Spurs fans. After months in the wilderness, injuries to Harry Kane and Erik Lamela left Mauricio Pochettino clutching at straws.
Whilst it was heart-warming to see Janssen back on the pitch, it will surely have proved a massive point to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. Tottenham Hotspur must invest in adequate Harry Kane cover.
The debate rages every time Kane picks up an injury. Whilst Heung-min Son has alleviated the pain somewhat this season the club are still short of options.
Fernando Llorente is an appreciated workhorse, but out of contract in the summer. Regarding Janssen? There is no doubt he was, at one point, not remotely in Pochettino’s plans. Had Tottenham found a buyer, the Dutchman would have been gone in January.
The fact his manager has had to bring in the £18.6 million (Sky Sports) dud from the cold is the clearest indicator yet that a top quality alternative to Tottenham’s goal-machine Kane needs to be a priority this summer.
If Spurs can make the top four in the Premier League and a Champions League semi-final under these circumstances, imagine what is possible if they had deeper, better, reserves to call upon in their squad?