Tottenham should sign Rangers striker Jermain Defoe on loan, according to former Spurs defender Gary Mabbutt.
The Premier League side have been left short up front after Harry Kane sustained an injury that is expected to keep him out until April, as per the BBC.
But 1984 UEFA Cup winner Mabbutt believes that the club should not break the bank to find a replacement.
Speaking to Love Sport Radio, he said: “You can’t just go into a panic buy just because your star player is going to be out for two or three months.
“Because when that player comes back the competition is going to be even greater. The player coming in may not want that
“Ideally you’d bring back in Jermain Defoe on loan just to cover that area.”
How bad would losing Defoe be?
This should probably be tempered with a side note that Spurs are not interested in Defoe.
In fact, the Sun reports that they have agreed a deal for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, believed to be somewhere in the region of around £28 million.
But hypothetically speaking, losing Defoe would be a massive, massive blow.
He may not start every week, but when he is called upon, which is perhaps more often than Steven Gerrard would like given Alfredo Morelos’ disciplinary record, he rarely fails to perform.
So far this season, the veteran marksman has got 14 goals in 26 appearances, at a rate of one every 75 minutes, as per Transfermarkt.
That’s absurdly good, and finding a deputy striker who could match him in that regard would be borderline impossible.