Stan Collymore has a theory produced from pure batsh*t: He reckons Tottenham should sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton in the summer.
Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park throughout the season, with the Belgian currently the Premier League’s joint top scorer with 19 goals.
He is locked in contract talks with the Toffees over increasing his wages and extending a deal which expires in summer 2019.
In his column for Boylesports, Collymore believes that Tottenham should make a move to sign him and pair him as a striker with Harry Kane.
‘They need to go big in the summer for two reasons on the striker front,’ he said.
‘One is back up obviously, but two may be even more important for Spurs and that’s to push Harry Kane onto better things.
‘Kane is going nowhere for the next couple of seasons at least and maybe longer if the trophies start to come in.
‘So go and break the bank and get someone who is arguably better than Kane, or at least on the same level, and you know who that would be for me? Romelu Lukaku.’
Collymore added that Lukaku could be open to the move as Everton’s ambitions over the next two seasons are to finish seventh.
‘Seventh is the summit of Everton’s ambitions for the next two seasons,’ he said.
‘That means that as happy as Rom is now, his agent may be getting antsy 12/18 months from now.
‘At that stage Spurs can sell a new stadium, 60 thousand punters, increased revenue, possible regular Champions League football while Everton stay at Goodison and maybe struggle to break an increasingly high glass ceiling.
‘Don’t get me wrong Evertonians, I’m not trying to sell your player, but look down the line two years, unless the Toffees win trophies which, with the competition above them looks unlikely, Everton could command big money for Lukaku.
‘The old fashioned strike partnership is out of fashion currently, but I’m licking my lips at the thought of these two fine young strikers playing together.’
Because Lukaku will want to leave Everton for Tottenham. And Everton will want to sell their best player to Tottenham. And Tottenham will want to sign a striker who has to play in the first team when they already have a Harry Kane. Yes, Stan.