Tottenham Limited to 10m Budget in Ongoing Hunt for Harry Kane Replacement

Tottenham Hotspur could be limited to just a £10m budget in their hunt for a new striker to replace the injured Harry Kane this month, putting rumoured high profile pursuits of Willian Jose and Krzysztof Piatek in danger of falling through.

With Kane sidelined until April after surgery on a ruptured hamstring, Spurs have no recognised central striker in their senior squad. That has made signing a new one in January imperative for manager Jose Mourinho, whose team lacks an attacking focal point.

Harry Kane

But The Sun claim that chairman Daniel Levy is only prepared to sanction a £10m spend to solve the problem.

Spurs have a number of targets, but the tabloid newspaper alleges that Levy has frustrated other clubs by ‘not getting anywhere near their asking fees’. That apparently includes offering just £10m for AC Milan’s Piatek, a player valued at closer to £30m by the Rossoneri.

The same is said for Willian Jose, who Real Sociedad could be willing to let go for £21m.

Tottenham are now also said to be looking at Benfica and Switzerland forward Haris Seferovic, although that may be another dead end as he ha a £15m price tag.

Haris Seferovic

Earlier this week, Spurs secured the permanent signing of Giovani Lo Celso for a fee of around £27m, which was only partially offset by the £17m departure of Christian Eriksen to Inter. The club also agreed a soon to be confirmed £27m deal for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.

It may therefore be that a cheaper striker is all the budget will allow for. That leads to Olivier Giroud, who has emerged as a potential late target, despite his Arsenal history.

A source told 90min this week that Spurs have been approached by Giroud’s agent, and the club are interested in offering the veteran Frenchman a two-and-a-half year contract. The player himself is open to what would be a surprise move and working with Mourinho.

Olivier Giroud

However, 90min has also been told that Chelsea are unlikely to want to deal with a direct rival.

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Source : 90min