Opportunity missed perhaps ?

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I think many of us feel back up to Kane would have been good especially with his injuries in the last two seasons. However we spent big and in positions needed so obviously there weren't funds to spend on a back up striker. So do you not think that signing Sturridge or Welbeck both Internationals on a free would have been a good solution especially as they are used to being on the bench. I know they have had injuries but both were prolific scorers in the past and would have been a better solution than LLorente was. It would give Parrot time to develop as he is still only 17.
 

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It would give Parrot time to develop as he is still only 17.
If you're good enough, you're old enough.
I honestly cant see the logic behind blocking his path with Welbeck or Sturridge, or how in any way this would allow him to develop.
 

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I don’t think big wages for injury ravaged strikers who would hardly play is very appealing to Levy. Would Poch like the option on the bench? Sure. But he’d be losing some good will with Levy’s purse strings and he needs to manage that as well as the team.
 

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I think many of us feel back up to Kane would have been good especially with his injuries in the last two seasons. However we spent big and in positions needed so obviously there weren't funds to spend on a back up striker. So do you not think that signing Sturridge or Welbeck both Internationals on a free would have been a good solution especially as they are used to being on the bench. I know they have had injuries but both were prolific scorers in the past and would have been a better solution than LLorente was. It would give Parrot time to develop as he is still only 17.
Wages and adding to the injury list would be the cause to avoid
 

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We don’t need a Kane back up. We have Son and Moura. And now have Lo Celso and Sessegnon who can cover the 2 mentioned if they need to go central. Plus would just block Parrott really not needed. Ultimately you won’t find a better option than Son so what’s the point.

Which front 3 would you rather and there’s your answer.

Son Sturridge eriksen

Dele/Lo Celso/Moura/Sessegnon/lamela Son Eriksen

We have a myriad of current options.
 

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I think Son is an option upfront but wouldn’t be at all confident if Moura was expected to play as striker for any amount of time. Not saying Sturridge or Welbeck is the answer but do think a striker who can hold up the ball would be very useful if Kane gets injured. Think we should go resign Llorente if still an option
 

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I think many of us feel back up to Kane would have been good especially with his injuries in the last two seasons. However we spent big and in positions needed so obviously there weren't funds to spend on a back up striker. So do you not think that signing Sturridge or Welbeck both Internationals on a free would have been a good solution especially as they are used to being on the bench. I know they have had injuries but both were prolific scorers in the past and would have been a better solution than LLorente was. It would give Parrot time to develop as he is still only 17.
Sign Welbeck or Sturridge? Is Harry back at the wheel again?

In all seriousness; I don't think Poch will sign anyone who can't contribute when needed and with Sturridge and Welbeck's history of injuries, there's no point
 
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Gassin's finest

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Welbeck is shit, and Sturridge is shot.

So no. Parrott looks a prospect. Remember the last time we gave an 18 y/o youth product a crack in the cups? He's got like 250 goals now or something mad.
 

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I very much like both players mentioned however there are far to injury prone , we're better off trusting Parrott.
 

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Not sure how Parrot would develop if he's pushed further back in the pecking order?
 

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The days of us signing the top 6’s injury prone cast offs like Jamie Redknapp are over. There’d be no upside to signing Sturridge or Wellbeck, there’s a reason their clubs let them go. Their both permacrocked players who’ve always relied on agility and speed. I doubt either would even manage a Poch training session, let alone a first team appearance for Spurs.
 

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yes what a great idea, why not sign 1 of those injury prone strikers in hope that they would be fit if Kane gets injured:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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I think many of us feel back up to Kane would have been good especially with his injuries in the last two seasons. However we spent big and in positions needed so obviously there weren't funds to spend on a back up striker. So do you not think that signing Sturridge or Welbeck both Internationals on a free would have been a good solution especially as they are used to being on the bench. I know they have had injuries but both were prolific scorers in the past and would have been a better solution than LLorente was. It would give Parrot time to develop as he is still only 17.
My god NO. Both crocks, both would demand big wages, both would block Parrot.
 

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If you’re going to have a direct back up to Harry Kane taking up a place in your squad, it needs to be someone who is fit enough to always be there throughout the whole season, waiting for their opportunity when Kane gets a knock. You just couldn’t trust Sturridge or Welbeck in that role, and we’d probably have to pay them at least £50k a week, if not more, for the privilege too.

Llorente wasn’t perfect, but he’s the closest we’re ever going to come to having a good direct backup for one of the best strikers in the business. At least he kept himself in good condition so he had the opportunity to make an impact when his chance came.

We’ve proved in the last couple of seasons that when Kane is out, we can put Son up front and tweak the tactics / formation. I’d go with that, and have Parrott waiting in the wings too.
 

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Yeah we wasted our time going after Dybala when the likes of Welbeck were sitting under our nose all along.
 

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Just as an aside, surprised to see Wilfrid Bony training with Newport - has his stock fallen that much?
 

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As far as the Kane backup is concerned we have two options.

1 - get a physical number nine to cover so when Kane doesn’t play we don’t have to adapt our play too much.

I believe this doesn’t really work as whoever we get will play very rarely so will struggle with sharpness. Llorente was probably our best bet for this role.

2 - we get an inside forward who can play behind the striker and play up front when called upon. Problem with this is we have to adapt our play more but as the cover can play when Kane is fit they are more likely to be match fit.

I believe at this stage Son and Moura can perform this role infinitely better than Sturridge or Welbeck so no need to buy.

I believe option 2 is better for us.

Option 3 is buying competition for Kane but I believe this is fantasy bs so not worth considering.
 
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