Since Harry Kane picked up the ankle injury that is expected to keep him out until March, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not Tottenham should look to bring in a replacement for their star man.
If they don’t, they could be in serious danger of completely going off the rails this season, and a move for Colmbian striker Duvan Zapata could be the ideal way for them to keep their campaign on track.
The 27-year-old is currently on loan at Atalanta from fellow Serie A side Sampdoria, and is arguably the most in form striker in Europe at the moment.
Zapata hit four in the 5-0 win over Frosinone on Sunday, to take his tally to 14 in his last 10 matches for the side from Bergamo.
It’s a remarkable run of form for a player who had failed to score in the league before November, and Spurs must capitalise on his hot streak to ease them through their injury crisis.
The South American is currently playing under an option to buy contract with Atalanta, and Sampdoria would surely be tempted if Tottenham were to match their valuation of the striker this January.
One of the key issues they have faced is finding a player who would improve on what they have and still be willing to play second fiddle to Harry Kane – Zapata might be one of the few forwards who fit that criteria.