Tottenham line up Alvaro Morata transfer with Chelsea flop replacing Harry Kane if England star walks out in the summer
12th October 2021

TOTTENHAM have made Alvaro Morata their 'No1 priority' to replace Harry Kane should their star man quit next summer, according to reports.

Spurs managed to cling on to the England captain, 28, in the summer but know they risk losing him in 2022.

Kane has long made it known he's keen to get his hands on some silverware – with the North London side's drought stretching back to the 2008 League Cup.

Manchester City were expected to make a move last summer in a deal worth around £150million – but instead splashed £100m on Three Lions pal Jack Grealish.

But Tottenham know Kane is almost certain to leave next summer – particularly if the club fail to win any trophies.

And CalcioMercato claim Spurs director Fabio Paratici is chasing ex-Chelsea flop Morata to replace Kane.

Morata, also 28, is currently in the second year of a two-season loan stint at Juventus from parent club Atletico Madrid.

The Italian giants have a £30m option to buy the Spanish striker next summer.

 

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But Tottenham could look to snap him up for a similar fee, allowing the club to pour the remainder of the £100m-plus income from Kane into the rest of the squad.

Of course, Morata is infamous for his poor spell at Chelsea between the summer 2017 and January 2019.

Yet the Juve man could well prove a decent replacement for Kane.

On the face of it, the stats make for damning reading.

Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Kane has scored 163 times, with Morata way back at 77.

But in terms of goals per 90 minutes, Morata proves he can find the net with consistency.

In fact, the ex-Real Madrid star averages 0.55 top-flight goals per 90 – better than a goal every two games and not far off Kane's record of 0.73.

On top of that, Morata boasts a far better assist record – averaging 0.25 per 90 minutes compared to Kane's 0.15.

The two strikers have similar shot conversion rates – with Kane (18.1 per cent) narrowly above Morata (17.7 per cent).

Morata creates more chances per game (1.31 vs Kane's 1.14) and passes more accurately (73.4 per cent vs Kane's 71.7 per cent).

So while Tottenham fans may not be thrilled with the idea of swapping Kane for Morata, there's reason to believe he could do a great job back in the English capital.

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