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Chris Waddle names the striker that could replace injured Harry Kane

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Fomer Tottenham winger Chris Waddle has named the striker that could replace the injured Harry Kane.

Kane suffered a hamstring injury during Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat against Southampton and is expected to be out of the game for a long term.

Waddle thinks Spurs should be looking for bringing Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic as cover for the English international.

He said: “Jose Mourinho knows he needs a new frontman with Harry Kane out for a while but they aren’t easy to come by in the transfer window. Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura can do a job up top on their own but for all the threat they offer, they haven’t got the same presence as Kane in the box which teammates are looking for. They need someone getting on the end of chances and maybe someone like Luka Jovic is the answer. I know there has been an interest. Real Madrid seem to be saying that they want him to bed in there rather than go anywhere, yet he’s obviously struggling in Spain. There were big expectations when he came from Germany, where he was prolific in a really good Frankfurt frontline in a league where there are lots of goals scored, but La Liga is tougher. It might be a good bit of business for Madrid to say to Spurs: ‘You can have him until the summer, see if you can get him up and firing and then we’ll have him back’.”


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