By Kevin Phillips

22nd Apr, 2020 | 6:10pm

'Perfect fit' - Exclusive: Tottenham tipped to sign PL goal machine by Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips has tipped Tottenham to sign Raul Jimenez if or when Harry Kane leaves the club.

The former Sunderland and Southampton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 28-year-old would fit with the current personnel in north London and would match the profile of forward wanted by Mourinho.

Speculation over the future of Kane, 26, is rife after the England captain admitted he would only stay with the Lilywhites if the club was seen to be progressing.

Spurs could face competition from Manchester City for the Mexican’s signature, Ilkay Gundogan told ESPN he “could imagine” the striker playing at the Etihad.

Jimenez has been in incredible form for Wolves this season, scoring 22 goals and providing 10 assists in his 44 appearances.

When asked by Football Insider if the former Benfica forward could be the man to succeed Kane at Spurs, Phillips said: “If Kane was to leave I think Jimenez has already shown what he is capable of.

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“He would be the perfect fit for the players that Tottenham have got. The players that would be in and around him are pretty similar to Wolves.

“Would he be as good as Kane? Probably not but he would not be far away.

“He has shown this season he has got a bit of everything.

“It would take a hell of a bid but the money would be there if Kane was sold.

“I think it would be an ideal fit. Jimenez has shown he can take the knocks and the bumps and dish it out as well. He suits Mourinho as well – can hold the ball up.”

Mourinho is expected to be in the market for a striker this summer regardless of Kane’s future.

Spurs have played without a recognised number nine since mid-February when Son Heung-min joined Kane on the sidelines after fracturing his arm away to Aston Villa.

In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider club will be making moves to tie 26-year-old down to new deal.