What’s the talk?
talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook has said that Sasa Kalajdzic could be a target for the club if he is willing to be a back-up to Harry Kane in North London.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “That’s the best problem for Tottenham, isn’t it, trying to find someone to play second-fiddle. So, I think if he’s willing to do that, I could see it.”
This comes after The Athletic claimed that Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are both interested in the striker, who is valued at €25m (£22m).
Dream Kane heir
Tottenham can land their dream heir to Kane’s throne at the club by securing a deal ahead of those German clubs to land the Stuttgart phenomenon.
Kalajdzic is a young centre-forward who can develop whilst playing as a back-up to the England captain before potentially taking over from him in the future, should the goal machine move on at any point.
The Austrian attacker has shades of Kane to his game as he ranks in the 96th percentile among strikers in Europe for expected assists per 90 at 0.26. Tottenham’s star man, meanwhile, ranks in the 95th percentile with 0.25 xA per 90 over the last 365 days, which shows that both players create for other players.
His manager Pellegrino Matarazzo once hailed his build-up play as he said: “He’s a very good footballer. He links up well with his teammates, and communicates very effectively. He’s invaluable.”
He has also shown that he has the ability to find the back of the net on a regular basis with 22 goals in 36 starts across the last two Bundesliga campaigns. Kane, meanwhile, has scored 40 Premier League goals in 71 starts in that time.
The player has previously spoken of comparisons to other strikers, saying: “I have heard a lot of phrases and expressions! I’ve heard a comparison with [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, Peter Crouch, anything from ‘tall and lanky’ to ‘tall’ and an ‘Ibrahimovic-Machine’! I’ve heard a lot of things.”
You can now add Kane’s name to that list of goalscorers he has been compared to and Tottenham must now pair the duo at the club next season.
Kalajdzic has proven in the Bundesliga that he can create and score at a similar rate to the Englishman, suggesting that he can be the dream heir to the 28-year-old’s place in the starting XI at Spurs in the future.
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