We start a new Premier League season this Sunday, we also start it without Harry Kane.
Kane On A Plane
There is never a good time to sell your talisman but two days before your season starts is highly unrecommended.
Worst Possible Timing
As the clock ticked towards Friday, there was always the smallest hope for Tottenham fans. Hope that came in Harry Kane being told to turn around and not take a flight to Munich. Unfortunately for those who follow Spurs, such hopes have now evaporated.
At the time of writing, a deal to see the Tottenham talisman is not complete but we are now talking formalities rather than rumours and with the short trip to Brentford still on Sunday’s agenda, life has become far more difficult for new manager Ange Postecoglou.
The Australian was always going to have a difficult task in selling his vision to Kane, but the sales pitch was muted by the powers that be and with club chairman Daniel Levy not willing to let the player go on a free, the England captain will soon be undertaking German lessons at Bayern.
Which means Spurs must now attempt to fill the void that will be left behind by their record goalscorer. Yes, they will find a replacement in the physical and numerical sense but in terms of output, their latest outgoing is surely irreplaceable.
With that said, someone will have to lead the Tottenham line at Brentford and with Hueng-min Son having experience of shifting to a central role, that move could also allow new signing Manor Solomon to start.
Of course, the arrival of James Maddison in North London is an exciting one but one that is perhaps diminished with the imminent departure of Kane. However, Brentford boss Thomas Frank will likely be breathing a sigh of relief.
With the Bees having to make do without their own talisman for the next few months, one wonders just how much sting they will have across the campaign and a lot will depend on the attacking prowess of Bryan Mbuemo.
The forward was certainly a thorn in Spurs’ side when they met in North London at the back end of last season and it was wins such as those, that may have inadvertently pushed a certain Tottenham player out the exit door.
Last season was a relative success for Brentford, the difficulty will be to build on that. They will hope to break through the European glass ceiling, they will also look to bloody the noses of a team in flux on Sunday
With that in mind, our latest bet builder is now up for grabs, and it looks like this:
- Brian Mbuemo to score anytime
- Hueng min-son to score anytime
- Brentford or draw
For my latest bet builder offering, I am focusing my attention of Bryan Mbuemo. The Cameroonian international bagged a brace against Spurs in N17 just a few months ago, just one goal will do for me on Sunday.
While the same remit is required from Hueng min-Son. With him set to lead the line, all eyes will be on the South Korean. Unfortunately for Tottenham, I do not seem them winning this game and therefore, a Brentford double chance is my final pick. This bet builder comes in at the tasty 12/1.