Tottenham are planning a trade for Alvaro Morata, a Chelsea flop who may replace Harry Kane if the England star leaves in the summer.
According to rumors, Tottenham has made Alvaro Morata their ‘No. 1 priority’ to replace Harry Kane if he leaves next summer.
Spurs managed to keep the England captain, 28, in the summer, but they are aware that they may lose him in 2022.
Kane has long expressed his desire to win a trophy, with the North London club’s trophy drought dating back to the 2008 League Cup.
Manchester City were anticipated to make a £150 million transfer last summer, but instead spent £100 million on Three Lions teammate Jack Grealish.
Spurs, on the other hand, are well aware that Kane will almost certainly go next summer if the club fails to win any trophies.
Spurs director Fabio Paratici is reportedly pursuing ex-Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata to replace Kane, according to CalcioMercato.
Morata, who is also 28, is in the second year of a two-year loan spell at Juventus from Atletico Madrid.
The Italian giants have a £30 million option to purchase the Spaniard next summer.
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Spurs, on the other hand, might attempt to sign him for a comparable amount, allowing the club to reinvest the remaining of Kane’s £100 million in the rest of the team.
Of course, Morata is well-known for his terrible performance at Chelsea from the summer of 2017 until January of this year.
Nonetheless, the Juve man may be a good Kane substitute.
The statistics appear to be damning on the surface.
Kane has 163 goals since the start of the 2014-15 season, while Morata has only 77.
However, in terms of goals per 90 minutes, Morata has shown that he can consistently reach the back of the net.
In fact, the former Real Madrid great has a top-flight goal rate of 0.55 per 90 minutes, which is better than a goal per two games and close to Kane’s 0.73.
Furthermore, Morata has a considerably superior assist record than Kane, averaging 0.25 per 90 minutes versus Kane’s 0.15.
Both strikers have comparable shot conversion rates, with Kane (18.1%) marginally ahead of Morata (18.1%). (17.7 per cent).
Morata creates more opportunities per game (1.31 vs. Kane’s 1.14) and passes with greater accuracy (73.4 vs. Kane’s 71.7%).
While Tottenham fans may not be delighted with the prospect of Kane being replaced by Morata, there’s reason to believe he’d be a success again in England’s capital.
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