Tottenham won’t necessarily prioritise signing a conventional number 9 in the transfer market to replace Harry Kane, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Romano highlighted in a piece written exclusively for the Daily. Briefing that Spurs’ new approach to the market means they are prepared to change. And move for other types of players if necessary. As they did this summer when they acquired Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest.
Johnson is not a direct replacement for Kane up front, but he gives Tottenham another option in attack. This strategy appears to be working so far, as the squad has had an outstanding start under new boss Ange Postecoglou.
With his successful start at Spurs, the Australian tactician has shocked a few people. Romano has provided some insight into how effectively he is collaborating with THFC president Daniel Levy. Which hasn’t always been the case with the club’s previous managers.
Tottenham has had a strong start to the season despite losing Harry Kane, a goal scorer of the highest calibre. Although it was a difficult choice and Daniel Levy tried his best to retain Kane at the club by offering him a new contract. It was evident this summer that they didn’t panic. “At that point, it was impossible to persuade Kane to stay at the club,” Romano stated.
According to him it’s important to note that Tottenham chose to pursue a different tactic together with manager Ange Postecoglou. Tottenham opted to go for a different type of player, Brennan Johnson, because there wasn’t really a suitable No. 9 available on the market. They overjoy about it and believe they have acquired a key player for the present and future.
Moreover Levy and previous Spurs managers haven’t always gotten along. So it’s crucial that they were able to agree on this plan of action with Postecoglou, and it appears to be working.
“Tottenham are still not desperate to find a new no.9 on the market – they will wait to understand the situation on the market closer to next summer, around March, April or May, but for the moment it is completely quiet.”
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