Chelsea-linked Aleksandar Mitrovic an ideal signing for Tottenham

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Anderlecht's Aleksandar Mitrovic would be an ideal signing for Tottenham Hotspur.

According to the Daily Star, Tottenham have made enquiries about last season's Jupiler Pro League's top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic.

By registering their interest, Tottenham have entered the race for a man who has scored an impressive 36 goals in 69 games since arriving in Belgium in 2013. Understandably the Lilywhites face intense competition, but Pochettino will feel his club has what it takes to fend off a number of suitors for his signature.

According to the previous reports in the Daily Mail, the Serbian striker, who scored 20 goals in 37 league appearances for Anderlecht last term, wants to play Champions League football next season - he may settle for Europa League football at White Hart Lane providing he feels the Lilywhites' offer is good enough - and is looking for wages of £60,000 per week.

Anderlecht's set-up is identical to the 4-2-3-1 system favoured by Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, meaning Mitrovic is a tried and tested transfer target for Spurs. With Harry Kane expected to lead the line from the outset next term, the youngster would represent an ideal alternative to the Englishman.

The 20-year-old featured in five of Anderlecht’s six European outings in 2014/15, scoring two goals. Like Kane, he is also an effective target-man; he won 12 aerial duels in Europe's elite competition last season, which equates to a success rate of 50%. Furthermore, he attempted a total of 14 shots throughout the competition, with 50% of them being on target.

Mitrovic had previously, by the Daily Mail, been linked with Premier League champions Chelsea, but the Blues' recent capture of Radamel Falcao - albeit on a season-long loan - has lessened their need for the talented Serbian. With their main competition removed, Spurs could see this as the perfect opportunity to secure their second signing of the summer window.

With both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado offering little in terms of goals, Tottenham are in desperate need of attacking additions ahead of the new season. A year younger than Kane - and valued at just £8million - a move for Mitrovic would be a solid long-term investment for Pochettino.

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