Report: Tottenham scouts watch Michy Batshuayi yet again - top January target?

Tottenham scouts have reportedly watched Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi in action again.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur counts returned to France on Sunday in order to watch Marseille hitman Michy Batshuayi.

Spurs couldn't make their possession count against Newcastle on Sunday, and having failed to find the second goal, Mauricio Pochettino's men were made to pay as the Magpies hit two second half goals to claim a shock win at White Hart Lane.

The defeat once again highlighted that Spurs lack some firepower behind Harry Kane, and fans want to see Pochettino bring in a new centre forward in January just to give the Tottenham attack another dimension.

Their pleas could be answered, as the Daily Mail report that Spurs scouts have watched Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi once again, having assessed him earlier in the season.

The Belgian hitman, 22, has hit 14 goals in 23 games for Marseille this season, becoming something of a goal machine in France as he begins to fulfil the potential he showed at Standard Liege.

Now though, speculation surrounds his future as Spurs are seemingly plotting a January move for Batshuayi - though the report states that Marseille could demand a fee of £30m for their top talent.

With Batshuayi's combination of pace and power, he could be the ideal January signing for Tottenham. With their scouts making a number of trips to watch him in action, Batshuayi could well be Spurs' top January target, and the strong Belgian contingent at White Hart Lane could be appealing for the 22-year-old striker.

Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli are all international team-mates of Batshuayi, and could help him settle in to life in North London - if Tottenham do manage to land him in a blockbuster deal next month.

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