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Can Spurs Promote from Within to Solve Their Striking Dilemma?

Do Tottenham Hotspur really have a problem when it comes to scoring goals? In Harry Kane, the club have one of the most prolific centre forwards of all time and it seems as though a resurgence under Antonio Conte will persuade the England Captain to stay at the club.

Behind the main striker, Son Heung-Min has actually outscored Kane for much of the 2021/22 campaign. But despite these riches, the fans would like to see a tangible back up striker at the club.

Tried and Failed

Many, including Fernando Llorente, Vincent Janssen and Carlos Vinicius have arrived at Spurs hoping to fill a void. Mixed form, and the frustration at having to wait on the subs’ bench behind Harry Kane has led to those players being moved on very quickly.

Tottenham could go back in for an experienced striker in the summer transfer window, but they also have options to promote from within. There is some serious talent in the junior ranks which is just waiting for a chance at senior level.

Tottenham’s Targets

With less than a month until the end of the current Premier League season, Spurs still have plenty to play for. Following Arsenal’s win at Chelsea on April 20th, the two North London rivals are level on points in the race for the final Champions League place.

The two teams will meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in May and that game could well decide who finishes in fourth. It could all go down to the wire and the bookmakers are having a tough time separating the sides.

According to the best sports betting sites, many of those operators have Spurs and Arsenal listed as joint favourites in the Top Four market. The battle will shortly be decided and those websites, as sourced by Asiabet, will list any new odds as they come in.

While readers are assessing those markets, there will be news articles and opinion pieces to digest. Asiabet provide plenty of information and that can help visitors if they decide to put their knowledge to the test.

Each sportsbook mentioned on those pages is set up to take on new customers. After a swift and secure registration process, the majority of bookmakers will have published a generous welcome promotion.

A choice of deposit methods can get the account moving while help facilities are on hand if there are any queries. 

Once on board, there are many other sports to bet on, together with options for mobile betting and the possibility of live streaming elite level football. It’s the site to follow from a betting perspective but would Spurs’ chances be enhanced through the promotion of these young forwards?

Dane Scarlett

Despite his young age, Dane Scarlett has the most first team experience of any of Tottenham’s back up strikers. The 18-year-old has now played ten senior games for the club and, while he’s yet to score, he has a prolific record at junior level.

It’s also worth noting that Scarlett has ten goals in ten England Under 19 appearances to date. He seems the man most likely to step up but perhaps Spurs will want to send the striker out on loan before promoting him to the first team on a more regular basis.

Troy Parrott

Before Dane Scarlett burst onto the scene, Troy Parrott was making his case to be Tottenham’s next back up striker. He made his first team debut in September 2019 and was handed a full cap by the Republic of Ireland two months later.

Parrott has been sent out on loan since then and has returned mixed results. At Millwall and Ipswich Town, he failed to make an impression and he also experienced poor returns in his early weeks at MK Dons. However, a recent run of good scoring form could put Troy Parrott back in the frame with his parent club.

Kion Etete 

Another fringe centre forward, Kion Etete hit the ground running when he joined up with Northampton Town on loan, scoring twice on his debut.

An injury affected his subsequent performances but the 20-year-old is fit again and among the goals for new loan club Cheltenham Town.

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