Fabrizio Romano reveals why Tottenham Hotspur did not sign a Harry Kane replacement
Speaking on The Debrief, popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed why Tottenham Hotspur decided not to sign a striker in the summer when Harry Kane left the club to join Bayern Munich.
As the transfer deadline day unfolded, the Lilywhites stunned everyone by opting not to sign a traditional number nine but rather, the versatile Brennan Johnson. While this decision raised eyebrows among the faithful, the season’s early results suggest that Tottenham might be onto something special.
Tottenham’s choice to forgo a like-for-like replacement for Harry Kane left many scratching their heads, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding. With 17 goals in their first seven league games, it’s clear that the Lilywhites are finding the back of the net with aplomb.
⭕️ vs. RB Leipzig
️🅰️ vs. Werder Bremen
️️ vs. Augsburg
⭕️ vs. Gladbach
🅰️ vs. Ukraine
️ vs. Scotland
️ vs. Bayer Leverkusen
️🅰️ vs. Man Utd
️ vs. Bochum
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Enter Fabrizio Romano, the renowned football journalist, who has provided some insight into the club’s strategic decision-making process. Romano emphasized that the decision to sell Harry Kane was far from hasty.
The key to understanding Tottenham’s approach lies in their collaboration with manager Ange Postecoglou. The decision was not solely Levy’s; it was a collective strategy born out of necessity and the desire to maintain a competitive edge in the Premier League.
Romano sheds light on the reasoning behind Tottenham’s unconventional move
“If there was no proper number nine on the market, their best idea was to go for a different kind of player, which they did by signing Brennan Johnson.”
Tottenham Hotspur signed former Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson on deadline day. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Brennan Johnson, a 22-year-old talent, was brought in to provide a fresh dimension to Tottenham’s attacking play. While the absence of a traditional striker might have seemed like a gamble, it has paid off well at least until now.
The impact of this decision is already becoming evident on the pitch. Son Heung-min, known for his exploits on the wing, has thrived in a central role. With six goals in four games, he has taken on the mantle of being Tottenham’s chief goal-getter.
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Tottenham know they have a long way to go. They have to wait and see how the season pans out. Let’s see how it goes.