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Do Tottenham Hotspur really need AC Milan star Gonzalo Higuain?

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for on-loan Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain, according to Sky Sports. However, the Express has reported that Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race. The North London side had to watch as Manchester United beat them but to add salt to their wounds, Harry Kane suffered ligament damage and has been ruled out till March (via the Daily Mail).

This has been a cause for worry for both Tottenham fans and even manager Mauricio Pochettino as they chase after Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title. Not to mention with Son-Heung Min unavailable thanks to the Asia Cup, the North London side have only Fernando Llorente to depend on.

While the former Swansea City forward is a proven Premier League goal-scorer, for Tottenham to even come close to a having a chance to chase down either Liverpool or Manchester City, they need a 30-goal a season striker.

In Harry Kane, they have one but with him injured for at least two months, Spurs need someone to replace him. And the fact that Gonzalo Higuain would be available for a six-month loan spell makes the 31-year-old the perfect target. Few players in the world have scored as much as the Argentine, with Higuain finding the net an incredible 290 times in 569 appearances in his career.

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This includes ten consecutive double-figure hauls in the La Liga and Serie A with Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus. That said, while there is no doubting the Gonzalo Higuain’s ability in front of the goal, he has struggled this season at AC Milan.

So far, the 31-year-old has managed only 6 goals in 15 appearances, which includes an 8-game drought. For Tottenham, this deal would be a great chance to get a bonafide goal-scorer in for a short period of time while Harry Kane recuperates.

Not only that, Mauricio Pochettino can help revitalize the 31-year-old. He could help Higuain find his shooting boots once again.  However, if the club are interested in a deal for the Argentine, it will have to be done fast as Chelsea are closing in and they’re doing it with speed and precision, which further reduces Tottenham’s time frame.

Reports have already emerged from the Mirror and Daily Mail among others that the Blues are close to an agreement with both Juventus and AC Milan.

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