Tottenham continue to come up empty in their search for a new striker, according to reports.
The London Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has provided an update on Spurs’ pursuit of a new deputy for Harry Kane as the Londoners look to add more firepower ahead of the 2020/21 season.
#thfc Patson Daka’s agent (Freddie Kanoute!) has told Spurs he wants to stay in Austria. Spurs keen on Milik but fee is likely to be a sticking point. Genoa interested in Rose but nothing agreed and he’s not convinced. @standardsport.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) September 11, 2020
Unfortunately it’s bad news. Kilpatrick claims the agent of Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka, who scored 24 goals in 31 league games last season, has told Tottenham his client wants to remain in Austria.
The agent is actually former Tottenham striker Freddie Kanoute – but it doesn’t look like the Spurs connection will help in this case.
Understandably, Tottenham probably aren’t willing to pay a big fee for a player who will mostly be on the bench behind Kane.
That said, the situation is becoming slightly desperate and Spurs can’t afford to have another scenario like last season, when Kane and Son Heung-min were both injured and the team looked toothless up front.