Danny Mills criticises Tottenham's Saido Berahino pursuit, compares target to Erik Lamela

Saido Berahino

Danny Mills isn't sure Tottenham need to sign Saido Berahino.

Pundit Danny Mills has told BBC's Match of the Day 2 Extra that West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino isn't the player Tottenham need to sign.

Berahino, 22, scored 20 goals for West Brom last season, establishing himself as one of the top young English strikers in the Premier League.

Those goalscoring exploits have now triggered plenty of interest in his signature, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Spurs are closing in on a deal for the Burundi-born forward.

The report states that Berahino could be poised to sign a £100,000-a-week contract at White Hart Lane, with Mauricio Pochettino desperate to find attacking support for Harry Kane - even after signing Clinton N'Jie from Lyon on Saturday.

However, not everyone is a fan of the move. BBC pundit Danny Mills told MOTD2 Extra that Berahino is more of a wide player than the centre forward Tottenham need - and even went as far as comparing Berahino to current Spurs misfit Erik Lamela.

"He's not an out and out striker," said Mills. "He's more of a wide player. Is he, realistically, going to get you 20-25 goals a season? I don't think he is. If he gets 15, you say he's probably had a really good season."

"I still think he's a Lamela type player, in that type of position. He's not that striker. Strikers are very hard to come by, we know that," he added.

Lamela arrived at Spurs with a huge reputation having impressed in Italy with Roma, but has flattered to deceive at White Hart Lane, often struggling to nail down a regular first team place.

The difference with Berahino is that he has not only played as a central striker during his time at West Brom, but has also proven that he can score goals in the Premier League.

With the pace and movement on the shoulder of the last defender, Berahino could be a great complement for Kane, and their history of playing together for the England Under-21's could also work in Tottenham's favour if they do indeed complete a move for Berahino.

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