Why Harry Kane's woeful Euro 2016 display could be good news for Tottenham

England's Harry Kane

The club will need to up the ante in their search for another striker.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

Tottenham fans might struggle to take positives from Harry Kane’s woeful Euro 2016 showing, but there may well prove to be an unintended positive side-effect.

The Spurs star entered the tournament as the Premier League’s top scorer but ended it looking like anything but the king of the hill and his performances should put greater urgency into the club’s search for attacking reinforcements.

England's Harry KaneEngland's Harry Kane

Tottenham’s need for another frontman has always been cited in case of a Kane injury, but his summer exploits suggest cover is needed as much for worries over form as for fitness.

Kane resoundingly answered critics who labelled him a one-season wonder last term and will be confident of doing the same again in response to his heavily scrutinised Euro failings.

Despite the 22-year old’s confidence, Spurs need an alternative who can complement, cover for and ultimately challenge Kane’s position as leading man.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The risk of the England international suffering a similar dip in form during Tottenham’s Premier League campaign is too great to go unattended and Mauricio Pochettino will be determined to reinforce his attack.

One rumoured target, Michy Batshuayi, is off the cards with Chelsea unexpectedly snapping up the talented Belgian, as reported by the Guardian.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

Vincent Janssen and Antonio Sanabria are the other two attacking options most closely linked with Spurs recently – by the likes of the Mirror – and both would be bring a welcome boost to White Hart Lane.

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