Sky Sports reporter drops worrying Spurs transfer update | OneFootball
Sky Sports reporter drops worrying Spurs transfer update
Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has bad news for Tottenham Hotspur supporters ahead of the transfer deadline on January 31st…
What’s the word?
It’s believed that manager Antonio Conte is keen to bolster three key areas of his playing squad, in which a new striker is amongst the priorities, as per football.london.
The Italian made his feelings clear earlier this month, claiming that it was hard leaving an out-of-form Harry Kane on the bench and that he needs to players per position.
However, according to the reliable Sky Sports journalist, there is nothing happening on that front at the minute.
“Unfortunately, as it stands, I’ve heard nothing and I hate to say it, which is a little bit worrying,” he revealed to GIVEMESPORT this week.
This has long been a problem in north London but truth be told, who wants to be signed as a backup to Kane?
The loan arrival of Carlos Vinicius last season filled the void to great effect but that was always a short-term fix with the nature of the deal being a temporary stint, rather than a permanent one.
Spurs have been linked to many names in recent windows, perhaps the most regular option being Fiorentina marksman Dusan Vlahovic but with a package of £150m being mooted alongside arch-rivals Arsenal, it’s hard to envisage chairman Daniel Levy sanctioning that much, only for him to be put on the bench.
Of course, Conte’s successful title-winning tactical system at Inter Milan last season incorporated two strikers in Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, so there’s always a chance he tinkers this 3-4-3 we’ve seen since his arrival in N17 but until a new man comes in, we will never know.
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Kane has been woefully out of sorts this campaign, having found the net only four times across 17 appearances in the Premier League, with the bulk of his goals coming in cup competitions against weaker opposition.
It’s hard for Conte to drop him as he’s the only senior striker at the club. Next up is 17-year-old academy gem Dane Scarlett, if not playing someone like Heung-min Son or Steven Bergwijn out of position.
The fact that Bridge, who is very reliable when it comes to Spurs transfer news, is suggesting that nothing is happening in their striker search is indeed worrying, as he says.
That will leave the Lilywhites faithful absolutely fuming heading into the final two weeks of the window.
They are absolutely desperate to see Conte backed as it means he will stick around longer, there is already fears behind the scenes from some players that he could walk, so this update will leave many supporters livid.
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