Why Claudio Beauvue is not the man to fire Spurs into the top four

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Guingamp's Claudio Beauvue, but he is not the man they need next season.

This weekend, EA Guingamp President Bertrand Desplat revealed on French TV, via FootMercato, that Tottenham Hotspur have expressed interest in their forward Claudio Beauvue.

There are two games left in the Premier League season and Spurs are currently 10 points off finishing in that all-important fourth place – qualifying for the Champions League.

One huge problem in England’s top flight is that you have at least six teams all fighting for four places. Player recruitment is crucial, and despite his excellent goal record in Ligue 1, Beauvue is not the player that is going to close the gap.

The 27-year-old forward has enjoyed an incredible season at the Stade Roudourou, and his development is somewhat similar to that of Alexandre Lacazette, but just not at the same level.

Perhaps if Beauvue were five years younger, you would be able to see the upside of a top club signing him. Mostly played as a right-winger during his career, Jocelyn Gourvennec has turned him into a very dangerous centre-forward.

From five goals last season, to the 15 strikes this campaign, it was been an amazing season. Beauvue has shown great ability in the air, pace along the ground and a predatory instinct to finish from all areas of the pitch.

It is one thing to have a great season in Ligue 1 for Guingamp, but to step up and be a key component for Spurs in the Premier League is another huge jump.

Around €6 million is a not a huge outlay for Mauricio Pochettino, but his signing would be nothing more than a third/fourth option in the attack.

Spurs need to look to find options that are going to compliment Harry Kane in the attack, players that can walk into the starting XI and make the side, not the squad better.

Beauvue is a great player in France, but at his age, this is perhaps his ceiling, it would be a surprise to see him improve enough before he turns 30 to see him make the impact that Spurs need to reach the top four.

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