With Harry Kane’s future still uncertain, Pete O’Rourke claimed on The Football Terrace’s The Done Deal Show that Spurs could target Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a possible replacement.
Calvert-Lewin impressed last season, enjoying his best campaign in front of goal as he netted 16 goals in 33 Premier League appearances for Everton, which was enough to see him called up to Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad and play second fiddle to Kane.
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Kane’s uncertain future looks set to rumble on for the remainder of the transfer window, with Manchester City reportedly setting their sights on the striker despite seeing a £100m bid rejected and appearing set to throw £100m at another recruit in Jack Grealish.
O’Rourke spoke about how Spurs may target Calvert-Lewin if Kane ends up leaving this summer.
“I still wouldn’t rule out, if Kane does go, possibly a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Everton. I think he’s definitely on Tottenham’s radar, they see him as being a potential number nine.
“He’s obviously an England international now, he was at the Euros with Gareth Southgate’s team as well and I think he’s an improving player, and Tottenham see him as possible replacement material for Harry Kane, if they do decide to sell Kane.
“So I’m sure that there are plenty of irons in the fire right now for Tottenham.”
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Reports suggested earlier this summer that Manchester United were interested in signing Calvert-Lewin and were quoted £80 million to tempt Everton to sell their main striker but that fee would not be a problem for Spurs if they netted over £100 million through the sale of Kane.
Based on his supposed weaknesses (as per WhoScored), Calvert-Lewin isn’t a striker that links up the play and drops deep like Kane, however, he does have that physical presence in the air as well as a striker’s instinct, with all of his goals last season coming from inside the box for the Toffees.