It would be a superb piece of business if Tottenham signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with one of the best forwards in the Bundesliga.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund this summer and while it may be unlikely it would be a huge coup if chairman Daniel Levy pulled it off.

Tottenham have impressed with their summer spending to date, identifying a problem in defence and moving swiftly to solve it by bringing in Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld, and while they also need to strengthen in midfield and on the wing their front-line cannot be ignored.

For all Harry Kane’s talent there is a clear lack of effective cover in that area, with fellow striker’s Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado simply not performing last season.

With that in mind, Tottenham need a new forward who is versatile enough to play both in support of Kane and instead of him.

The Dortmund forward would be perfect, considering his ability to play as a central striker and on either wing, and at 26 he is also the perfect age to move on.

With a contract that runs until the summer of 2018 he will be tough to sign and Dortmund could simply reject any and all approaches, but if Tottenham could get him it would be a master-stroke.

Tottenham have brought real quality to their defence in the form of Alderweireld, and Aubameyang would ensure the same could be regarding their attacking options.

The Gabon international is a natural goal-scorer who has netted 41 times in 96 matches for Dortmund and, prior to his move to Germany, 41 times in 96 matches for Saint-Etienne.

The captain of his country and a fine exponent of forward play, Aubameyang would light up White Hart Lane, but even Levy may not be able to pull this one off.

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