If Spurs do stick with the first choice strike pairing of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado for 2014-15, there will be questions over who backs them up. Jermain Defoe has gone and that leaves Harry Kane as the only senior centre forward and at age 20 with four league appearances behind him, that may just leave us a little thin up top.
Even the most optimistic amongst us will accept that Ade and Robbie will have their off days and there may also be some injuries along the way so it’s inconceivable that the club won’t buy a striker in the close season, irrespective of whether Tim Sherwood remains in charge or not.
At 19, Juventus’ Domenico Berardi is one year younger than Kane but has far more experience of top flight football and he’s establishing a pretty decent record at the same time. Having been loaned back to his former club Sassuolo, Berardi has 12 Serie A goals in 17 games including an incredible four goal haul against Milan in a 4-3 win.
Juve have Carlos Tevez and Fernando LLorente at the club so there may be little opportunity for Berardi with the Old Lady. On the other hand, would his parent club really want to sell him at this early stage?
As third striker suggestions go, this certainly isn’t the worst link we’ll see and if Franco Baldini can pull it off, we’d be pleased, if a little surprised.