With the departure of young Troy Parrott to Millwall for the 2020/21 season in order to make good his name, once again spurs are left with no credible back-up options when it comes to either resting or rotating Harry Kane.
As we discovered earlier today, the games next term will come thick and fast, with Spurs facing no less than 3 qualifying rounds before being admitted to the Europa League proper. Whilst Mourinho has a surfeit of attacking midfielders, when it comes to out and out strikers, there’s nothing there. Nothing.
Simon Jones then, for the Daily Mail then, suggests that Watford might sell us Troy Deeney. I can feel the collective sharp intake of breath.
Context is our friend in most instances and that’s the case here. Deeney isn’t what I would describe as an amazing footballer, but he’d be preferable to a Fernando Llorente type character, and he’d be cheaper to run than Callum Wilson. Watford have averaged about 10+/- goals a season from Deeney and now at 33, if used more judiciously, could well do a job for Spurs.
Not the signing one would expect a club with a billion pound stadium to make, but needs drive as the devil must.