Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino to turn to Erik Lamela in Harry Kane's absence

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to bring in Erik Lamela to replace Harry Kane.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

According to a report in the London Evening Standard, Mauricio Pochettino is set to turn to Erik Lamela, in Harry Kane’s absence.

Kane damaged his ankle against Bournemouth at the weekend, and faces a spell on the sidelines.

As yet, it is not clear just how long Kane will be on the treatment table for, as he faces scans to detect the seriousness of the issue.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on August 13, 2016 in...

However, Llorente is set to be overlooked, with Heung-Min Son to become Tottenham’s new main striker.

Llorente was brought to Spurs to be their main back-up to Kane, but he has struggled badly this season.

And Pochetttino’s latest decision to overlook the Spaniard is set to lead to his exit at the end of the campaign.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on...

With Son brought in up-front, Lamela will take Son’s slot just behind the striker.

Lamela has started just seven matches all season, but will be brought back into Pochettino’s first team for Tottenham’s next match, which comes against Swansea City in the FA Cup.

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