Opinion: Tottenham signing striker ‘available for £10m’ would be perfect Kane back-up

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with lots of new strikers this summer, with Jose Mourinho expressing his desire for a new attacker to be added to the squad to provide competition and back-up to Harry Kane. 

While BBC Sport suggest Spurs are close to completing the loan acquisition of Benfica’s Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius, another cut-price addition would be a shrewd addition. 

The Sun has stated that Tottenham are among the teams interested in Bournemouth’s Josh King, with the relegated side willing to offload the 28-year-old for a fee in the £10 million range. 

The Norway international could not prevent the Cherries from dropping to the Championship last season, but has all the attributes to be a useful asset in the Spurs squad. 

Strong enough to lead the line and boasting pace and an eye for goal, putting King in a better team would surely get the best of him. 

Tottenham need someone that can be effective when given the chance to play, either if Kane is unavailable or from the bench, and the Bournemouth man has plenty of Premier League experience. 

Given that transfer fees, especially for strikers, are still very high, landing someone of King’s ability for a fee of £10 million would be a smart piece of business. 

While Vinicius could be a good signing, it will take the Brazilian time to adjust to a new environment – something that would be negated if Tottenham made a shrewd move for King.