Report: West Ham pursue Breel Embolo, will face competition from Tottenham

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Tottenham and West Ham are reportedly both chasing Basel striker Breel Embolo.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham and West Ham are both interested in signing FC Basel teenager Breel Embolo this summer.

Embolo, 18, was born in Cameroon but has made his way up through the ranks at Basel, establishing himself as one of the hottest properties in Switzerland.

Not only has Emboli hit 18 goals in 50 games for Basel already, but he also has three Switzerland caps to his name at the age of 18, underlining his potential.

Now, The Mirror believe that new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is keen to lure Embolo to East London, with the teenager seen as the ideal option to help bolster his attacking options.

However, the report also states that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has sent his scouts to Basel games this season in order to watch Embolo, and could also make a move for the striker this summer as he seeks options to support Harry Kane up front.

What would Embolo offer?

Embolo has been earned comparisons to former Barcelona and Inter Milan hero Samuel Eto'o, and possesses superb athletic ability.

With strength and great pace, Embolo is a handful for any defence, and at just 18, he has plenty of room to develop and become and all-round great striker - just like Eto'o.

It will take some patience given how raw Embolo is right now, but any club that buys him now could land themselves a star of the future in the Basel hitman.

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