The Daily Mail is among the sources to claim Tottenham Hotspur are one of the sides interested in doing a deal for Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert.
Lambert has struggled to produce anything close to his best form for the Anfield club and with Spurs hunting for a new striker, Lambert is someone they could turn their attention to, with the paper claiming that the Reds want a fee in the region of £4.5 million.
So would that represent a worthwhile gamble for the North London club?
Tottenham do need a striker and a different sort of player who can come in and take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.
Lambert is completely different and at the price mentioned above, he makes business sense for the club’s chairman Daniel Levy.
His experience, core strength and presence are all positive attributes that he could bring to the table at Tottenham but the worry for manager Mauricio Pochettino is that he didn’t show them consistently in Liverpool colours last season.
Any club forced to sign two new strikers, as Liverpool have, following a player’s first and only season so far with a side, shout set alarm bells ringing.
The bottom line
Tottenham’s main aim for the coming season is getting into a position where a place in the Premier League’s top four is possible.
Therefore, it’s more than fair to suggest that Spurs need to aim higher if reports of their interest in Lambert are accurate.
They need a young, quicker and more dynamic forward who fits into Pochettino’s style of play more effectively, with the longevity to build a long lasting relationship with the likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen among others, over several years.
Hopefully Pochettino and Levy will have their common sense heads on rather than their business heads.