Harry Kane on the prospect of striking competition at Tottenham

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Spurs look certain to add to their attacking options in the next few weeks.

Harry Kane has welcomed the potential arrival of striking competition as Spurs continue to be linked with the likes of Saido Berahino and Javier Hernandez by the likes of the London Evening Standard.

Speaking to the Guardian on the prospect of Mauricio Pochettino bringing in attacking reinforcements, Kane said:

“I am sure the manager will want to get another striker in for competition for me… You always train harder and play better when there is someone trying to get your place.”

“I have been the one trying to get someone else’s place for the last few years and now it’s the other way round, so that is again something I have got to deal with.”

It is a confident attitude from the 22-year old and it comes as no surprise given last season’s 31 goal haul.

Kane seems set to imminently meet his first new attacking colleague, with Clinton N’Jie reportedly in London for talks after a deal was agreed with Lyon, according to the Telegraph.

The Cameroonian can operate as a central striker but tended to be utilised more as a wide forward for the Ligue One side last season, and will probably represent greater competition for the likes of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela.

Direct competition for the Spurs striker is likely to arrive before the end of the window however, and it should prove a help rather than a hindrance for Harry Kane.

A fellow striker to lessen the load on Kane’s shoulders should ease the pressure on him, and the ability for Pochettino to rotate without suffering a drop in quality will make burn-out less of an issue for Tottenham’s star man.

Whoever Spurs sign before the close of the window, Kane is still the club’s main man, and he has no intention of giving that title over anytime soon.

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