Berahino v Wanyama; Which reported Tottenham target would be Pochettino's best signing?

Saido Berahino

Tottenham are reportedly pursuing Saido Berahino and Victor Wanyama.

Without a win so far this season, Tottenham Hotspur are clearly in need of more new signings - despite bringing in four new players already this summer.

Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier and Clinton N'Jie have all arrived at White Hart Lane, but manager Mauricio Pochettino still needs help in central midfield and in attack.

Now, reports suggest that Spurs are ready for a late, desperate trolley dash to pick up new signings before the transfer deadline in just over two weeks.

West Bromwich Albion confirmed on their official website last week that they had rejected a bid from Spurs for striker Saido Berahino, whilst the Daily Mail report that a bid from Tottenham is imminent for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Both players would solve problems at White Hart Lane, but given the huge fees that would be required to sign them, Pochettino may have to settle for one or the other, rather than both - so which would be the better signing?

Wanyama, 24, has already proven himself to be a top defensive midfielder under Pochettino, having thrived under the Spurs boss during their time together at Southampton in the 2013-14 season.

The Kenyan international is a powerful midfield player who would give Spurs what they desperately need; a player to sit and protect the back four, breaking up opposition attacks - especially after their capitulation against Stoke City recently.

However, Tottenham do have players who can play in central midfield; Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Tom Carroll can all feature there, and whilst they may not provide Pochettino with exactly what he wants or needs, they are options nonetheless, which is more than can be said of the situation in the final third.

Harry Kane has been without much help at all this season in attack, and whilst new signing N'Jie will offer some assistance, the Cameroon international is seen as one for the future rather than a player to make an instant impact.

Therefore, a move for Berahino - a player who has already proven himself as a regular goalscorer in the Premier League - would give Kane the support he needs, and a reunion with a player he has partnered in attack for the England Under-21's.

A powerful midfielder would be great for Tottenham, but if it comes down to Berahino or Wanyama rather than both, it should be Berahino that Tottenham prioritise.

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