Alan Hutton insists Tottenham will find it difficult to convince a new striker to join the club thanks to Harry Kane’s presence at the club.
The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that “everybody in the world knows” that the England hitman is a nailed-on starter for the Lilywhites.
As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs are ready to offer Arkadiusz Milik, who is one of their top targets, a £90,000-a-week deal and a £5million signing on fee in a bid to convince him of a move to north London from Napoli.
It is understood that Spurs could wait until January to sign the 26-year-old on a pre-contract agreement as the Serie A side look for £30million to sign him before the end of the summer window.
However, Hutton believes that Tottenham are going to find it difficult to convince any centre-forwards of a move to north London as a result of Kane being an almost immovable object in the starting XI.
Hutton told Football Insider: “The problem that Tottenham have is that everyone in the world knows Kane is their number nine – he’s their talisman and he plays, when fit, no matter what.
“If you’re a striker coming into that, whether young or experience, you’re thinking: ‘Right, well I might play the odd game but I’m not playing regularly,” and that’s difficult because all players want to play football.
“They don’t want to sign for a team and sit on the bench so I think this is where the problem’s going to arise for them. I do think they need somebody in, Harry Kane won’t be able to play every minute of every game but that is the situation they’re in.”
Kane netted 24 goals in 34 appearances last season despite missing three months with a thigh injury.
Milik meanwhile struck 14 times in 35 games across all competitions for Napoli as he also struggled for fitness throughout the campaign.