Tottenham’s second Kane hits the ground running

Good news has emerged that could ease the pressure on Tottenham to sign a striker.

“Tottenham’s free alternatives to Ivan Toney are looking better and better by the day,” the UK’s Express reported on April 26 (ET).

Spurs have a gaping hole up front following the departure of Harry Kane ahead of the season. Ahead of the start of the season, there was a lot of focus on how to fill the void left by Kane, who scored 30 goals in the league last season.

Luckily, Son’s performance and the awakening of the youngster prevented any major problems. Son has 12 goals and six assists in the league, while Heung-min has also contributed 10 goals.

Spurs still needed sharpness up front if they were to make the leap to the top of the table, and while they brought in Timo Werner in the winter transfer window, his finishing in front of goal was lacking, with no goals and just two assists in his first five games.

One of the big strikers Spurs were interested in was Ivan Toney. Toney missed time last year due to a suspension for illegal betting, but since returning this year, he has been in top form in the English Premier League (EPL). He’s already scored four goals in six league games.

However, the amount Brentford demanded for Tony’s transfer exceeded expectations. They asked for £100 million. That’s a lot of money, even considering the amount of money Tottenham have spent in the transfer market in recent years. It’s a lot of money. Luckily, Spurs have an alternative. It’s the emergence of a youngster who’s been bombing through the second team.

‘Spurs’ next long-term striker alternative, Will Lankshire, has impressed in the youth team and could sit next to Enze Postecoglou,’ says the Express. The youngster’s development will allow Spurs to spend money elsewhere without having to spend a huge transfer fee on Tony this summer.

Lancashire recently made waves for Tottenham’s U-21 team when he scored a hat trick in 11 minutes. Some fans have called for him to be given a chance with the first team. Spurs have signed Lankshire, who has already scored 11 goals for the second team this season, until the summer of 2026.

If Lankshire can continue his form in the first team, it’s the best solution for Spurs. It’s a chance for the local boy and ace to fill the void left by Kane in the team’s youth system. It will be interesting to see at what point Postecoglou calls Lukaku into first-team action.


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