Patrick Bamford: The perfect summer signing for Tottenham

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Should Tottenham Hotspur make a move for a Chelsea youngster destined for a big future in the game?

According to a recent report from the Birmingham Mail, Chelsea may be willing to sell their young striker Patrick Bamford for around £8million this summer.

That particular report linked West Bromwich Albion with a move for the 21-year-old, but should Tottenham Hotspur move for a player who could be perfect for Mauricio Pochettino’s side?

Bamford may be young and unproven in the Premier League, but then so are a number of players linked with Tottenham already this summer; and their price-tags are considerably more than the sum it would allegedly take to sign the Chelsea forward.

Bamford’s advantage is that he knows English football and has already scored plenty of goals in the Championship for both Middlesbrough and Derby County.

The time is right for Bamford to step up and Tottenham would be the perfect club for him to continue his development; while his arrival would also solve a problem for Pochettino.

Harry Kane is very much the number one striker at Spurs right now, so the club really need to sign a player who would either be willing to play second fiddle or one who is versatile enough to occupy a number of different positions.

While Bamford is predominantly a centre forward, he is also comfortable on either wing and he could work in a number of ways for Tottenham.

At 21, he is the right age to buy into Pochettino’s ethos of embracing youth while he is also young age to have a considerable sell-on value in the future – a factor likely to appeal to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

With 19 goals and seven assists for Middlesbrough last season – including strikes against both Manchester City and Liverpool in cup competitions – Bamford is a hot prospect, and for all his ability up front he is also a fine creator of chances for others.

He could be a great signing for Tottenham – and for considerably cheaper than the likes of Anthony Martial and Timo Werner – so what chance Levy making a bid to his London rivals before the summer is through?

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