The BBC is among several sources to have reported the news that Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have had an offer for striker Saido Berahino rejected.
The West Brom forward is firmly on the radar of the North London club, as Mauricio Pochettino looks for ways to further improve his attacking options ahead of the transfer window closing.
The report suggests that the offer was in the region of £15 million, with the Baggies holding out for closer to £25 million and there are plenty of reasons as to why Daniel Levy should go all out and just pay that fee.
Another body and a different option
Last weekend showed the lack of attacking options Tottenham have up front, with no striker evident in the side when Harry Kane was taken off.
Berahino represents someone who could take a striker position in the squad and he’s someone who can play a couple of different roles, either through the middle or down one side of the attack.
He’s also similar to Harry Kane in the respect that he works hard and relies on his movement to give himself an advantage as he looks for gaps between the lines of defence.
His relationship with Kane
It’s also significant that he already knows about Harry Kane and the way he likes to play from their days in the England under-21 ranks together.
They know how to interact together, which would give them both a better chance of being effective quickly, should Pochettino throw them into the team at the same time.
Tottenham have the resources
A £25 million fee is not beyond what Tottenham can afford and Levy can keep fans on side, giving them the belief that the club is ready and prepared to make big statements with the transfer deadline drawing in.