The north London club could be in the market for a new forward this summer, with Harry Kane’s future currently in doubt.
There is little chance that new forward could be Lukaku after the Belgium international publicly declared that he would be remaining at Inter.
Is Watkins good enough to replace Kane?
Even if he was available, though, Roberts is not convinced that he would be a good fit for Tottenham, instead suggesting that Watkins would make more sense.
Asked by TIF if Spurs should be targeting a centre-forward like Lukaku if they lose Kane, Roberts replied:
“He’s not a Tottenham player for me, Lukaku. People have been shouting… you know, I think Ollie Watkins is more of a Tottenham player.”
Looking back at the 2020/21 season, Tottenham could certainly do a lot worse than Watkins.
While he obviously was not as prolific as Kane, he did a very good job in front of goal, especially given that this was his first top-flight campaign.
The 25-year-old managed to score 14 goals and provide five assists in 37 league appearances. Pretty decent numbers to say the least, numbers he could perhaps even better next term now that he has fully acclimatised to the division.