By Danny Wright
Southend manager Phil Brown has suggested that Tottenham have received bids for Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
However the 58-year-old believes that Spurs would have rebuffed any approach for their two key players as they simply do not have someone already among their ranks who can replace them.
Mauricio Pochettino is the only manager in the Premier League who hasn’t been able to recruit a new player this summer, despite Kyle Walker leaving for Manchester City for around £50million.
Former Hull boss Brown has suggested that Tottenham already have a ready-made replacement for Walker, and that is the reason why the decided to let him go and not his fellow England internationals Alli or Kane.
“They’ve managed to keep a hold of their better players in their eyes,” said Brown to TalkSport, as shown in a video on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast’s official Twitter account on Wednesday.
“Have they got somebody to replace Walker? They think they have. Have they got somebody to replace Dele Alli or Harry Kane? The answer’s no, and that’s the reason why they’ve kept hold of them.
“Have they had bids for Dele Alli and Harry Kane? I would have suggested yes, but they’ve turned them down because they are vital, they are important to any success that Tottenham’s going to have.”
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— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) July 26, 2017
Kane and Alli are arguably the two most important players in Pochettino’s Spurs squad, having scored 57 goals between them across all competitions last season.
Many football supporters and pundits have found it hard to criticise Tottenham in recent years, but most would argue that they must add some strength in depth this summer.
Kane’s back-up at the moment is the goal-shy Vincent Janssen, who was less that impressive in stepping in for the Golden Boot winner last season during his injury spells.
In other Tottenham news, Hugo Lloris has given his thoughts on this Spurs flop.