Michy Batshuayi would be a fantastic, but almost impossible, signing for Tottenham

Tottenham have been linked with a January move for Michy Batshuayi.

Tottenham are scouting Michy Batshuayi ahead of a potential January move, the Daily Mail reports.

The Belgian sensation has scored 22 goals in 49 games for Marseille since signing for them in 2014, having netted 44 times in 120 appearances for first club Standard Liege.

At the age of just 22-years-old, Batshuayi is considered one of the most prolific young strikers in Europe, and is seen as a future star of world football.

Signing him would be an era-defining move for Spurs, given the potential that Batshuayi has shown in his early career, and a striking duo of the Belgian and Harry Kane would become one of the best in Europe almost overnight.

However, bringing him to White Hart Lane will be almost impossible, given the prominence of Kane in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Kane is the main striker in Tottenham’s 4-2-3-1 system, and when fit, he will undoubtedly start every game. Cover is needed for him, should injury or a loss of form hit the youngster, but the player brought in would need to be happy to be just a back-up who will spend much of the time on the substitutes bench.

Batshuayi would not be this player, as he is already a key first-team starter for Marseille, and is looking to establish himself ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the Belgium national team.

He needs to be playing every week, and the only club who could realistically agree a deal for the forward is one who needs a first-choice striker for the next decade.

Batshuayi and Kane as a duo would be one of the most feared partnerships in European football, but the chances of signing the Belgian forward are all-but over given the emergence of Kane as a top class centre-forward.

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