Would reuniting Pochettino with Jose Callejon be Tottenham's ideal summer transfer?

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Tottenham are reportedly interested in Napoli forward Jose Callejon.

It's hardly a secret that Tottenham need another goalscoring threat to help Harry Kane this season. Manager Mauricio Pochettino even admitted as much to The Mirror on Tuesday.

"It is true we have Harry and maybe we need to bring another striker in," said Pochettino, who must be wary of over-relying on his star striker.

A host of attacking players have been linked with moves to White Hart Lane, and one recent rumour from Italian publication Sport Mediaset suggested that Spurs were willing to pay €12m (£8.4m) for Napoli forward Jose Callejon.

The 28-year-old, who has hit 32 goals in two seasons for the Serie A side, may not be a household name in English football, but he's certainly well-known by Spurs boss Pochettino, who managed him during their time together at Espanyol.

Whilst with the La Liga side, Callejon became a star under Pochettino, eventually earning his big move to Real Madrid in 2011, spending two years at the Santiago Bernabeu before moving on to Napoli.

The pacey Spaniard can play out wide or up front, where his darting runs cause problems - and those are two positions that Tottenham need to strengthen before the close of the summer transfer window, meaning they could essentially kill two birds with one stone by moving for Callejon.

His familiarity with Pochettino's methods and tactics would surely help him settle in at White Hart Lane quickly, whilst his proven goalscoring record suggests that he could ease some of the burden on Kane, which is what Tottenham are crying out for.

With Napoli appointing new manager Maurizio Sarri - who preferred a 4-3-1-2 system from his time at former club Empoli - Callejon could be available this summer, with Sport Mediaset suggesting that they would sell him for €16m (£11.2m), a fee which shouldn't be beyond Tottenham's budget.

He may be 28, but his versatility to play in different positions along the front line, his proven record in front of goal, his relationship with Pochettino and his potential availability all add to make him Tottenham's ideal summer signing - and Pochettino should be pushing to seal that reunion this month.

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