Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly eyeing World Cup striker - who needs him more?

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Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly set to fight for the signature of Fenerbahce's Nigerian international striker Emmanuel Emenike.

The North London rivals are both poised to be in the market for a striker, with Arsenal looking to add some support for Frenchman Olivier Giroud, whilst Tottenham watched on as last summer's marquee signing Roberto Soldado struggled massively in his first Premier League campaign.

They are already supposedly fighting over the signing of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, but now Nigeria's Emenike is the subject of interest having featured at the World Cup for Stephen Keshi's side in Brazil.

He has so far been goalless in games against Iran and Bosnia, which may not bode well for the team that signs him, but he has been prolific in his spells in Russia with Spartak Moscow and in Turkey with Fenerbahce, where his combined record is 33 goals in 70 games – almost the holy grail ratio of one goal every two games.

Fenerbahce are believed to be looking for a fee in the region of €20m (£16m) in order to sell the 27-year-old, so with that in mind, which of the two interested Premier League clubs need to sign Emenike the most?

The Gunners seemingly have more money to spend than Mauricio Pochettino's men this summer, and supporters were hoping for a marquee name to join the ranks, such as Karim Benzema or Mario Mandzukic, but the potential arrival of Emenike could not be what fans had in mind after ending their trophy drought against Hull City in the FA Cup. The Nigerian would have huge expectations on his shoulders after a year of needing a striker, and there are even fewer guarantees that he would start ahead of Giroud in the Arsenal attack.

At Spurs, Pochettino only has Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Kane and the aforementioned Soldado as his attacking options, so it's no surprise to see Tottenham linked with a move to snap up another striker. Emenike possesses pace and power, and would be a valuable addition to a front line which struggled at times last season – with arguably less expectation on him at White Hart Lane.

If either side do choose to pursue Emenike, then they will surely look at his average displays at the World Cup and the large transfer fee for his services before making a bid – but given his attributes and what he's done in his career so far, Emenike's most likely move could be to sign for Tottenham.

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