It would be foolish not to’ – Journalist claims Spurs should sign exciting striker to replace Harry Kane

Dean Jones has said it “would be foolish” of Tottenham Hotspur not to pursue Brighton starlet Evan Ferguson as the north London club needs a number nine.

Spurs have decided not to replace Harry Kane with an out-and-out centre-forward this summer, with the Lilywhites instead opting to add the versatile Brennan Johnson to their new interchangeable line.

It was widely reported during the summer transfer window that Spurs were considering a move for Ferguson as a potential replacement for Kane, but Brighton were unwilling to consider a sale.

Goal even suggested last month that the Seagulls had put a £120m price tag on the 18-year-old to ward off interest from Tottenham and other clubs.

The Republic of Ireland international has started the new season in fine form with four goals in his opening four league games and it was revealed by iNews last week that Manchester City are now planning a move for the youngster. 

Jones has now suggested it would be a no-brainer for Tottenham to look into Ferguson.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I don’t know what they will be looking for in a Kane replacement, but it would be stupid not to keep an eye on Ferguson now.

“I know Manchester United have their eye on Ferguson.

“Given their recruitment policy, I’m sure Chelsea will do the same. But Tottenham must do it too. Eventually they will have to sign a new striker.

“The son is fine for now. With Richarlison everything is up in the air. They will sign a new striker once they get to 2024 and Ferguson should be on the radar.”

Ferguson’s ship to Spurs has long since sailed, with Brighton likely to demand a British record transfer fee for the striker in the coming transfer windows given the length of his contract remaining on the south coast.

There is no chance of Spurs getting involved in a bidding war for the teenager.

Tottenham’s agreed transfer guarantees an emotional exit for the star loved by Conte, but not wanted by Postecoglou

Ivan Perisic could complete an exciting return to Hajduk Split if Tottenham Hotspur agree to sign Croatian side Luka Vuskovic, according to reports.

Tottenham have scheduled the purchase of Vuskovic for when the defender turns 18.

The move will bring Hajduk a windfall of around £12m, but it has now emerged that another benefit for them could be to sign Perisic, even though the two players operate in completely different roles.

According to the Evening Standard, last season’s Croatian First League runners-up now “believe they are first in line” to offer Perisic his next step after his spell at Spurs.

Although Tottenham will have to wait until 2025 to sign Vskovic, Perisic could go in the opposite direction much sooner.

According to the report, it is even possible that Hajduk could move in his place in January.

Perisic is already in the final year of his contract at Tottenham. He arrived at the club in 2022 to reunite with Antonio Conte, but current head coach Ange Postecoglou doesn’t seem to like him too much.

The 34-year-old has played in all of Tottenham’s games this season, but he has only started one of those five appearances – and that was in the Carabao Cup, not the Premier League.

With Spurs now out of the Carabao Cup and with no European football on offer this season, it may be some time before Perisic returns to the starting XI. Home on maps for perias

If he signs for Hajduk, it will be an emotional step for Perisic. Before that, he developed between 2000 and 2006 in his academy before going to Soschaux.

He never had the chance to play for his native city team at the senior level, but he was able to offer them a hand with the great experiences he has accumulated from his entire career to return.

Perisic had a long magic with Inter Milan and also spent time with clubs like Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Bavaria Munich. He is also the third most common Croatia International of all time.

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