Report: Tottenham consider bid for Michy Batshuayi after year-long pursuit

Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham are ready to make a bid for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi - a year after first registering an interest in him.

Spurs have tied up three signings this summer, bringing in defender Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Belgian international Toby Alderweireld - but now, manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to turn his attention to other areas of the side.

Finding help for Harry Kane in attack is key, and it seems that another Belgian international is a target, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Spurs are looking to make a bid for Batshuayi.

The Marseille star, 22, arrived from Standard Liege last summer, and impressed in his first season in France, scoring 11 goals in just 28 games for Marseille.

Now though, The Mirror report that Spurs are considering Batshuayi as a cut-price alternative to Aston Villa's Christian Benteke - even suggesting that Tottenham were interested in signing Batshuayi last summer, but chose not to sign him.

It seems that Tottenham have been monitoring Batshuayi's progress in France over the last 12 months, and could finally make a move to end their year-long pursuit of the striker.

What would Batshuayi bring to Tottenham?

Batshuayi may be seen as an alternative to Benteke, but he doesn't possess the exact same skillset as his compatriot - though there are some similarities.

Both players rely on their physicality to cause problems, and thrive when the ball is played into the six yard box, serving as great goal poachers.

However, Batshuayi doesn't possess the huge frame of Benteke, but does have a little more pace than the Aston Villa star, meaning he can not only trouble defences with his back to goal but also in behind too.

An athletic striker, Batshuayi could be the ideal physical player to play alongside Harry Kane next season - if Spurs can tempt Marseille into a deal this summer.

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