Breel Embolo was linked with a White Hart Lane switch over the summer as well as earlier this season and has been looking sharp in front of goal.
If Tottenham have genuine ambitions of achieving a top four finish this season then the signing of an additional striker during the January transfer window looks to be a necessity.
Harry Kane has undoubtedly been in superb form of late for Spurs, with the 22-year-old goal against Arsenal making it six in his last four games for the Lilywhites, but reinforcements are required.
The Lilywhites need to avoid the mistakes of the past too by signing a young striker hungry to make an impression in the Premier League by scoring goals rather than a seasoned La Liga operator or talented but troubled top-flight star.
One reported Tottenham target currently fitting that bill is Breel Embolo at Basel – a true diamond in the rough but a player with huge potential to thrive in the Premier League.
Back in August, the Mirror claimed Spurs were favourites to sign the 18-year-old for a fee in the region of £10 million while in September Talksport claimed both Arsenal and the Lilywhites were keen on the wonderkid.
Capable of playing either wide on the right or as a central striker, the Swiss international is blessed with both power and skill and has already set tongues wagging after scoring 17 goals in 39 games for Basel last term.
And after a relatively slow start in the Swiss Super League this season, possibly in the wake of a summer of endless transfer speculation, Embolo has been back among the goals for Basel.
A goalscorer in their 3-2 defeat to Grasshoppers, that goal made it three goals in his last four games for the Swiss giants.
This time round his goal was a pure poacher’s finish, but Embolo is capable of scoring in a variety of ways be it from distance or via his head.
Capped seven times by Switzerland to date and called up for friendlies against Slovakia and Austria, Tottenham will need to move fast if they want Embolo on board.
But with a youthful squad and coach encouraging a free-flowing attacking style of play, it could prove a match made in Premier League heaven.