Gary Neville has revealed how problematic having Harry Kane as their main striker has been for Tottenham.
Kane is one of the best strikers in the world and the England captain would only miss a game for Spurs if he is suspended or injured.
However, the club has suffered when he hasn’t played for them and that repeated itself earlier this year when an injury layoff for the England captain led to a poor run of form for the team.
They currently have no backup to the striker and always have to play some other player out of position whenever Kane is unavailable.
Neville admits that the Englishman is hugely important to Jose Mourinho’s side, but he claims that having the striker is also a bit of a problem as they try to get a good backup option to him.
According to him, this is because any striker that the club tries to sign knows that they would probably spend most of their time on the bench waiting for when Kane would be unavailable to play.
“In fact, Kane is a massive positive for Tottenham, but he’s a bit of a problem in the sense that they probably can’t get another centre-forward to go to the club knowing they’ll be on the bench,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“What is does mean is that when Harry’s gone there’s a big loss – and him and Son are hugely important.”
This is just lazy opinion-making from Neville, he has no idea what sort of formation Jose Mourinho would utilise if another striker was brought on board.
There are a ton of clubs out there that employ more than one striker up front and the idea that any striker would find it difficult to sign for the club because of the fear of being on the bench is simply unfounded.
You can take it to the bank that any player Mourinho signs will be signed for a specific reason and it will not be as a bench warmer, not unless he was specifically told that.