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Conte wants No 10 so Kane can concentrate on No 9

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants Harry Kane to be an out-and-out number nine striker and hopes to bring in a new number 10.

The England captain has been the master at both positions for Spurs over the last couple of seasons, scoring goals at his usual rate while also being his side's most creative player when he drops deep.

His passing and vision have been crucial in bringing the best out of Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski as Spurs have barged their way into the top four ahead of this weekend's visit to Aston Villa.

Kane is up there with Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold for his passing ability, but Conte wants to see him concentrate on his more traditional role and a new creative player arriving.

"Harry, he was born a striker," the Italian said. "But he has the talent and quality to play like a number 10 with another striker in front of him.

"But I like to have him as a striker and then eventually another number 10. Two different players with different characteristics."

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