Seven strikers Tottenham could sign to replace Harry Kane including Man Utd outcast and Nottingham Forest star | The Sun

Seven strikers Tottenham could sign to replace Harry Kane including Man Utd outcast and Nottingham Forest star | The Sun

TOTTENHAM face the very real possibility of starting the season without Harry Kane for the first time since he broke through nearly a decade ago.

Bayern Munich are continuing to negotiate with Spurs as the England captain enters the final 12 months of his contract.

The Lilywhites are holding out for £100million – with Bayern reportedly unwilling to stretch beyond the £86m mark.

But Kane's path out of North London is still one that could be walked this summer as the Bundesliga champions put the pressure on.

His exit would immediately see Tottenham fans asking who could replace him as their talisman up front – with back-up Richarlison netting just three goals in 35 appearances last season.

But are there actually many viable options for Ange Postecoglou's men? SunSport has taken a look at seven names in the frame.


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Anthony Martial

Manchester United agreeing a deal for Rasmus Hojlund could spell the end for Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman, 27, who has 88 goals in 298 games for the Red Devils, has been unable to stay fit since returning to Old Trafford at the beginning of last season.

And Erik ten Hag finally seems to have lost his patience when it comes to relying on him as a first-choice option.

Spurs could take advantage of that situation, with a price tag of around £20m mooted last summer.

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Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney could be on Spurs' radar as a suitable Kane replacementCredit: Rex

Ivan Toney may be banned until 2024, but Spurs could still see a huge upside in bringing him to the club.

Last season, the 27-year-old was only outscored in the Premier League by Erling Haaland and Kane.

The Englishman has netted 32 top-flight goals in 68 games for the Bees – an astonishing record for a striker playing in a side promoted from the Championship just two years ago.

But Brentford manager Thomas Frank recently claimed he would want "£100m plus" for his talisman – something that could prove to be a roadblock for Spurs.


Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Kane's arrival at Bayern could spell the end for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – who has bagged 35 goals in 88 matches since joining the side.

The former Stoke man, 34, signed a one-year extension with the German giants back in March to keep him at the club until next summer.

But his game time will drop off a cliff if Kane is to finalise a move to the Bundesliga champions.

And that could allow Tottenham to offer him more minutes – while they acquire him on the cheap given his contractual situation.

According to Transfermarkt, his market value stands at around £5m.

Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez would be one of the most expensive options Spurs could go for.

The Argentine, 25, was quoted as being priced at around £75m when linked with a Premier League move last year.

He is being monitored by Chelsea as they search for a recognised No9 to replace Romelu Lukaku – who is an unwanted man at Stamford Bridge.

But Spurs' cash injection following a Kane transfer could make them the frontrunners for Martinez – who has bagged 102 goals in 238 games for Inter.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin knows what it's like to fill the boots of Kane – as he has done for England on several occasions.

Plagued by injuries in recent times, the 26-year-old is a talented striker who frequently shows his quality when fully fit, bagging 47 Premier League goals in 181 games.

And while he may not be the most exciting signing, he is thought to be available for around £20m as he enters the final two years of his deal at Goodison Park.

Randal Kolo Muani

Randal Kolo Muani, 24, has been mooted as a Premier League arrival for some time.

His 23 goals and 17 assists in 46 games for Eintracht Frankfurt last season have seen him heavily linked with Man Utd.

He was also a breakout star at the World Cup for France – where he netted in the semi-final.

But now United – who would have had to pay around £105m for Kolo Muani – look set to sign Hojlund, meaning Tottenham could lead the chase for the French star.

Brennan Johnson

Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson is an alternative option for Spurs.

The Welshman, 22, bagged eight Premier League goals for Steve Cooper's side last season.

And he could be someone who occupies the right flank for Spurs – while also acting as a goalscoring threat.

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This would enable Richarlison to move into the centre – with the Brazilian helped out in the goals department by Johnson and Son Heung-min.

Forest rejected Brentford's £30m bid for Johnson, so he would set back Spurs even more than that if they were to land him.

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