FORMER Chelsea and Everton star Pat Nevin has named Kyogo Furuhashi as a potential replacement for outgoing Harry Kane at Spurs.
GettyPat Nevin has said he believes Kyogo Furuhashi would be an ideal replacement for Harry Kane at Tottenham[/caption]
AFPKane is close to completing a move to Bayern Munich from Spurs[/caption]
Kenny RamsayFuruhashi scored 23 league goals in the Scottish Premiership last season[/caption]
He has been vital to Tottenham ever since he broke into the team in in 2014 and Spurs fans will be hoping new boss Ange Postecoglou can identify a suitable replacement.
But former Scotland International Nevin seems to think that Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi could be the perfect fit in North London and has given his reasons as to why.
“He just signed a new deal which is good, however if the Premier League comes calling, it will be hard to turn down,
“The obvious place for him to go there would be Spurs.
“If Harry Kane goes, they will need someone who can link up play and is a natural goalscorer.
“Ange (Postecoglou) would have worked with him before, so he will know all about him.”
Nevin is aware in the gap in quality between Kane and Furuhashi, but explained that he would still like to see him make the move.
The 59-year-old said: “Kyogo is not the same level as Kane, and he is slighter than him.
“Kane is world class, while Kyogo would still have to show that in a top league.
“If you give Kyogo the chance to score goals though, he will score and Ange will know that.
“I would like to keep seeing him in Scotland but I would not be shocked if he went to Spurs.”
Kane has netted an incredible 280 times in 435 games for Tottenham and his goals will need to be replaced if Spurs are to succeed under Postecoglou.
The 30-year-old, who has just one year remaining on his contract, is said to have agreed personal terms with Bayern already.
He is understood to have penned terms that will see him earn a whopping £415,000 per week.
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