04/10/2021; 11:52 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
With the summer turmoil over Harry Kane hardly settled, rumours are flying around linking Tottenham with strikers. Journalist Paul Brown is, however, not getting carried away by those rumours as he doesn't think that Spurs will attempt to sign a striker while Harry Kane still adorns the Spurs shirt.
In the summer, Harry Kane handed in a transfer request. He believed he had a gentleman's agreement with Daniel Levy. In the end, the striker reluctantly reversed his quest amid the barrage of abuse that came his way from the fans.
The striker is yet to find his range this season as he struggles for goals. Perhaps, the striker is unsettled and unhappy over what transpired in the summer, and it has affected his form. Domestically, Kane has managed just a goal in the Carabao Cup while shooting blanks in the five league appearances.
Maybe the drop in form is generating the rumours over another striker.
Spanish outlet Fichajes reports that Spurs gaffer wants to add to his strike force amid Kane's goal drought. The report claims that Ollie Watkins has caught his fancy.
Watkins, who formed a fine partnership with Jack Grealish before joining Manchester City for a British record transfer, has yet to hit the heights this season. In the Villa striker's debut Premiership season, he scored 14 goals and five assists.
Watkins has found goals hard to come by this season, perhaps due to the arrival of Danny Ings as the two strikers try to adapt to the recent formation changes effected by Dean Smith.
According to Fichajes, Tottenham is looking to cover their bases with the remote possibility of Harry Kane still leaving.
Kane has three years left on his deal, with the chance to depart the club. Spurs see Watkins as a long-term replacement for the Englishman.
Brown doesn't see Tottenham making a move for Watkins while Kane remains at Spurs.
Speaking with GIVEMESPORT, he said two things work against the deal happening. He believes Villa have no reason to sell and that Spurs will not bring in a new striker while Kane remains at the club.
Watkins has an impressive goal record aside from the fact he's 25. He has shown he can deliver the goods against the best teams in England. The 25-year-old has the quality and versatility that will surely improve Spurs. Nuno Espirito Santo will find in him a massive help.
Watkins' quality would undoubtedly improve Nuno Espirito Santo's side.
Villa signed Watkins for £28 million a year ago, and if they were to sell, they would look for a fee in the region of £45-50 million.