Armed with £100m in the back pocket, Spurs fans are now expecting a busy end to the window as they look to replace Kane as best they can.
Of course, doing that is no mean feat. And the reality of it is that it might take a few players in different positions for Tottenham to even come close to replacing Kane’s numbers.
One such player who puts up good numbers in the final third is Ebere Eze. The Crystal Palace attacking midfielder has been linked with Spurs in recent weeks.
However, writing for his latest newsletter for CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano has said that Eze is likely to remain with Palace for now, with only a huge bid being able to change things for Spurs.
“Honestly, I don’t see Crystal Palace selling Eberechi Eze this summer. Tottenham Hotspur really appreciate the player but there’s nothing in it at the moment. I don’t expect that to change because only a really huge bid could change the situation,” Romano said.
Eze helped Palace to an opening day win at Sheffield United last week and is expected to be one of the stars of the season.
Palace paid just £20m to sign Eze from QPR and would expect to triple that and more if they sold him.
Tottenham may not be able to accommodate Eze
And that might sound a bit strange. But the reality is that Tottenham have just signed James Maddison and it would be hard for Postecoglou to get both he and Eze in the XI.
Yes, there could be a tinker with the formation but even then, a big player like Kulusevski or Richarlison would likely need to be dropped.
Still, Eze is a fine player and if Tottenham want a player to get the fans on their feet, then he could be it.
Lauded by Palace teammate Joel Ward for having ‘incredible quality’ with the ball, Eze would certainly help in the final third when it comes to replacing Kane.
In a related development:
Developments expected in Spurs talks for ‘one of Europe’s hottest’ strikers – journalist
Several names are doing the rounds on the Tottenham rumour mill, but few more so than Gift Orban.
There have been numerous reports claiming Spurs have got the ball rolling in terms of moving for the Gent star.
Now, Rudy Galetti has provided an update to GiveMeSport about the state of play involving Tottenham and Orban.
“Tottenham are seriously interested in Gift Orban,” he said. “They are targeting him as one of the possible replacements for Harry Kane.
“After approaching the representatives of the striker, the pace of a potential deal is a little bit slow.
“Spurs, in fact, want to negotiate a fair price with Gent, but the Belgian club seem to be quite adamant in their position for the Nigerian player.
“The Belgian club already set the price for Gift Orban at around €30million or €35million. The price is considered a bit high by Tottenham.
“Gent, today, don’t want to lower their request. They are still in talks, so let’s wait for the developments, which are expected in the next days.”
It’s good to hear that Tottenham are in talks over Orban. Naturally, there’ll be a bit of a tug of war as both sites want a good deal.
Orban is certainly a good shout for Spurs. He’s extremely talented and prolific, young, and not particularly expensive even at Gent’s top valuation.
The 21-year-old is a ‘lightning-quick’ striker with ‘no shortage of desirable qualities for a forward’, and ‘one of Europe’s hottest football commodities‘.
Hopefully the developments in the coming days will prove positive for Tottenham.