Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici may be frustrated in Harry Kane replacement transfer plan
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Tottenham have reportedly put in a contingency plan should Manchester City force through a move for Harry Kane in the final few weeks of the transfer window, but Fabio Paratici may have to alter his options. Kane was not in the matchday squad for Spurs in their Premier League opener against City on Sunday.
Nuno Espirito Santo insisted Kane’s absence had nothing to do with the transfer speculation.
The Spurs boss instead stated Kane was simply not fit enough to feature having only just returned from his summer break.
Gary Neville was not convinced, admitting he took the news that Kane wouldn’t travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a sign the striker is leaving.
“I just read into the fact that every other England player that’s been part of the Euros has been involved this weekend either on the bench or in the squad,” the former Manchester United defender said on Sky Sports.
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“Harry Kane would be here today I feel if there was no doubt over his future.
“I took into it that he’s gone, I just felt him not being visible in the stadium; the most prominent Tottenham player, first game of the season not being visible in this stadium? We have a lot of cameras around and I suspect we were looking for him everywhere.
“To not see him here today was a surprise.”
Multiple reports have stated that Tottenham aren’t looking to sell Kane, but City are supposedly preparing a bid worth £127million to sign their No 1 target.
With just a few weeks left of the transfer window, Spurs are seemingly looking at possible replacements for Kane should City get their man.
According to The Telegraph, Spurs are looking at the possibility of signing Leeds striker Patrick Bamford.
With just one year left on his current Leeds contract, Bamford could potentially be made available should the striker indicate he won’t sign a new deal.
And he flourished in his first full season in the Premier League, scoring 17 goals and providing eight assists.
However, the report adds that Leeds are desperate to agree new terms with Bamford before the transfer window closes.
Bamford has indicated in the past that he’s happy at Elland Road and he continues to be Marcelo Bielsa’s first-choice option up front.
That may force Tottenham to look elsewhere in finding a replacement for Kane should City swoop in.
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