Everton Boss Talks About Signing Harry Kane As A Potential Replacement For Lukaku

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has joked about making an attempt to sign Spurs striker Harry Kane if the Toffees end up losing Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

The Belgium international has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park for quite some time now, and his future at the club still remains under immense speculation, despite Koeman wanting to tie him down with a long-term contract.

However, as of now, the Dutch manager is focused his team’s upcoming Premier League encounter with Tottenham Hotspur, where Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane – two of PL’s most fearsome strikers – are set to go head-to-head.

In fact, Koeman talked about the two young forwards in his pre-match press conference, and joked that he would try to lure Kane to the Merseyside outfit if Lukaku ends up leaving anytime soon.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal.

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“If we lost Lukaku and we could get Kane, then yes, of course, but that’s not realistic,” the Toffees manager was quoted as saying.

“I have always wanted Romelu to sign a new contract as soon as possible but it’s not a question of one or two weeks. I haven’t heard anything about the situation. Maybe next week I will get an update.”

Koeman then went on to compare the two star frontmen, and stated: “Romelu on a long run is still a bit faster physically and stronger, but Kane is clever in his movements. Both need support and creativity from other players behind them. Kane has a lot of support from Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and the full-backs.

“Both have 17 goals, both are really top strikers and top finishers. I don’t see much difference in that aspect. Kane is scoring goals but he will always score goals. In his movement, maybe Romelu is physically a little stronger than Kane.”


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