Tottenham Hotspur are facing a massive season in the Premier League, as they look to prove they are not in a transitional phase and are capable of moving forward and closing the gap on a position in the top four.
Mauricio Pochettino has already been busy in the transfer market this summer improving the defence, which was a problematic area of the side last season.
However, he arguably still needs to bring in a genuine wide player as well as someone up front, who can help to take some of the pressure away from popular striker Harry Kane.
Would these two possible signings help the club to close the gap on the top four?
Bolasie is a very quick and skilful wide player in possession and someone who would offer the side genuine width.
He has the potential to work up a productive and long term relationship with someone like Danny Rose or Ben Davies.
The main benefit that Bolasie would create is that there wouldn’t be a need for a centrally dominant player to drift out to the left hand side such as Christian Eriksen, which would allow him to be more effective in more games.
The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Tottenham are firmly interested in a move for the Baggies striker.
He has a good relationship aleady with Harry Kane and is a similar type player, with a bit more pace, which would suggest that Pochettino doesn’t have to do too much in terms of changing his style to accommodate the England international.
Whether Tottenham can play hard ball over his price and be successful is doubtful, but the main benefit he’s create is taking some of the pressure away from Harry Kane, as the top scorer from last season will face more difficult challenges in the coming months.