The London Evening Standard is among the sources reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a move for West Brom forward Saido Berahino.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to try and find a player who can complement main forward Harry Kane, as well as provide an alternative option to the England man when he needs a rest or is unavailable.
Here are five reasons Berahino is perfect for Spurs.
Relationship with Kane
Berahino and Kane already have an understanding and relationship which has blossomed in the England under-21 ranks.
They have proven that they can be deadly in partnership with each other and it’s a platform which has allowed each player to understand more about how they each play.
It would mean that Pochettino wouldn’t have to worry about how to teach them to play alongside each other, which would give them a better chance of an instant impact.
They are similar players
There is an argument to suggest that Pochettino should sign a substantially different player to Kane, but Berahino is similar in a number of ways.
He’s a smaller player, with a better burst of pace, who relies on his movement to drag players out of position and to exploit gaps of space.
It would mean that Pochettino wouldn’t have to drastically alter the way he wants Tottenham to play and the way he wants the attack to be fed.
He can play a wider role
Berahino is experienced in playing a slightly wider role, which means Tottenham could fit him and Kane into the same team.
Kane deserves the chance to start the season through the middle as the club’s main striker and Berahino wouldn’t represent a player coming in who would force Kane to change the basic way he goes about his business.
He’s got room to grow
Berahino is a very young man at 21-years-old and someone who has got room to grow and develop into a more complete and effective all round striker.
Pochettino’s ability to work with younger players, turning them into better stars doesn’t need to be sold and he could take Berahino onto another level.
The fee makes sense
The Independent has suggested that a fee in the region of £15 million should be enough to help Tottenham could get a deal done.
That doesn’t stretch Tottenham and is a fee that they could easily afford, with a little room to go higher of the Baggies prove to be stubborn.