For Harry Kane, the start of the new Premier League season continues to be plagued by huge uncertainty. With his future still up in the air, it does look however, as though his time as a Tottenham Hotspur player could be coming to an end.
So, who could Spurs turn to in looking to fill the sizeable boots of their talismanic skipper, before the summer transfer window slams shut on September 3rd?
As a player linked strongly with the Lilywhites in the past, Danny Ings’ somewhat surprising move to Aston Villa earlier this week, has rather put a spanner in any plans towards a move the former Southampton striker. Perhaps then, Spurs might turn to someone new boss Nuno Espirito Santo is no stranger to?
Should Kane depart, the Portuguese steward will be looking to stamp his mark with his new club and as such, a much more likely target lies in the shape of Raul Jimenez. A major part of the Nuno revolution at Wolves, Jimenez has already proved his Premier League credentials and as a scourge of Tottenham in the past also, the Mexican fits the bill.
There remain concerns however, over whether Jimenez will ever get back to his best as he continues his way back to full fitness following last season’s horrific head injury. Nevertheless, 6/1 odds with SkyBet could yet considerably shorten.
Of the other Premier League contenders in the frame for now, Wilfried Zaha has been keen to move away from Crystal Palace for some time, and with a chance to become a figurehead of pastures new, the Ivorian international is a possibility for a move again. Though Spurs fans will perhaps not meet any such speculation with immediate joy, Unibet are offering the switch at 6/1.
Gareth Bale is another name that has been bounced around for a permanent return to north London after his loan spell from Real Madrid last term. Keen to move away from the Spanish capital, Bale showed glimpses of his best during his temporary spell and though a shadow of the player he once was, Nuno could reinvigorate the Welshman. Accordingly, Betfair and PaddyPower are touting a move at 6/1.
Perhaps a name from further afield in Dusan Vlahovic though, could fit the bill for Daniel Levy. Having enjoyed a stellar campaign in Serie A for Fiorentina last term, the physical and aerially dominant Serbian number nine has been on Juventus’ radar of late, but the Lilywhites also are rumoured to be interested, with a potential move at a price of 4/1 with SkyBet.
If we glance back to La Liga again finally, a name that caught the eye during the Euros was Alexander Isak. Fans of Real Sociedad will know the Swedish striker’s enormous potential, as do apparently Liverpool also, with the Reds tentatively linked with a move. A player not currently in the category labelled ‘top drawer’ yet, a Spurs move could suit both parties, although currently, any movement on the part of Isak in the direction of the capital, is priced at 12/1, again with SkyBet.