'All day long...' - Exclusive: Spurs-Jimenez report blows pundit away after Mourinho call
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez would be a “super signing” for Tottenham but not as backup to Harry Kane, according to Michael Brown.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder believes the duo could form a formidable partnership if Jose Mourinho was willing to change his tactics.
Foot Mercato report that Mourinho has made contact with the 28-year-old’s family over a potential move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
It is said that the Portuguese boss has told the striker’s entourage he would play an important role in attack if the funds are made available to sign him by Daniel Levy.
However, Brown believes Jimenez would only be a worthwhile signing if he is given the chance to play alongside Kane, suggesting he would be wasted as the England star’s understudy.
“That’s the issue, if you play with one striker, how do you play with Jimenez and Kane? You can’t,” Brown told Football Insider.
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“He’s a great player, he would be a super Spurs signing, all day long. His flair, his ability, his awareness, how he can see things around him, what he does with the ball, his composure, he’s certainly a Spurs-type player.
“The issue is how do you change the system? Do you change the system altogether to get two strikers together at the top of the pitch in Jimenez and Kane? That would be a really great partnership.
“Could he add to Spurs? Yes, but as a nine, he’s not a backup to Kane.”
Jimenez has scored 22 goals in 44 appearances this season, 13 of those strikes coming in the Premier League.
Kane meanwhile has 11 league and six Champions League goals under his belt this term despite being ruled out with injury back in January.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has voiced his concern over Japhet Tanganga’s contract talks.