Tottenham Hotspur were hit with the news on Tuesday that they’d be without talismanic striker Harry Kane until at least March due to injury.
The England forward picked up an ankle injury during Sunday’s Premier League defeat by Manchester United, and is set to be sidelined for a crucial portion of the campaign.
With Kane out, and Son Heung-min set for Asian Cup duty, who could score the goals for Spurs? Here are five African attackers who could represent short-term solutions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Odion Ighalo’s future remains uncertain after the Nigeria international was relegated from the Chinese Super League last term.
Despite Changchun Yatai’s struggles, he ended the year as the division’s second top scorer.
He’s unlikely to feature in the Chinese second tier, and while he has significant money on the table to remain in the Far East, surely European sides will be monitoring his situation.
According to Goal.com African All Stars, Odion Ighalo has been tipped amongst the five strikers that will be fit to replace Kane in the interim.
He’s been linked with Barcelona, but with that potential move appearing unlikely, could Spurs step in? Ighalo knows the league well, and has unfinished business in England after losing his way at Watford.
Other African players are Nicholas Pepe who plays for Lille, Wahbi Khazri who plays in Saint Entienne, and Tammy Abraham from Aston Villa.