Spurs eye La Liga forward outscoring Bale to support Kane

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The performances of Tottenham striker Harry Kane may have helped turn the club’s fortunes around this season but, at the same time, could have ended one or both of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor’s Spurs careers.

The Togolese front man last started back in November, while the Spanish star has been Kane’s understudy in the league since early December, only starting the FA Cup draw with Burnley since his last top-flight outing.

With Kane dominating game-time for Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs hierarchy have decided their Walthamstow sensation needs more consistent support from his striking teammates, with a La Liga hitman, who is outscoring Gareth Bale, at the top of their list.

Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca will have been on the radar of the continent’s elite since last season, when he notched 21 times in 52 appearances for Los Rojiblancos during his debut campaign for the La Liga club.

While his output has been less regular this term, he still holds a suitably impressive haul of 11 strikes in 20 games in all competitions, which is five more than Adebayor and Soldado have combined.

Clearly an important part of Unai Emery’s plans, landing the Colombian striker will be a tough task for the 13/2 top four hopefuls, but plan to offer Soldado in a swap as a makeweight.

Sevilla are only too happy to sell their stars, letting the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo go in recent times. They even have a line of business open with Daniel Levy having sold the Spurs chairman Federico Fazio in the summer.

Getting Soldado in place of Bacca may not seem like a sensible move for the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan inhabitants, but the Spaniard’s record in his homeland cannot be argued with and it means the frugal Europa League holders won’t need to spend any money finding a replacement.

The move would be quite a coup for Spurs should they manage to make it, giving them some younger legs to support Kane and signing a striker more accustomed to playing alone upfront than the tenacious but disappointing Soldado.

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