Why Tottenham should follow Wanyama purchase with Gonzalo Higuain signing

Tottenham will be playing Champions League football next season, and should be looking to attract stars of the highest calibre.

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring against UdineseNapoli's Gonzalo Higuain would be the perfect signing for Tottenham Hotspur

Aside from last season's disastrous finish, Tottenham Hotspur are a club on the up, and their fans have every reason to feel positive about the upcoming season.

HITC Sport highlighted Victor Wanyama as the perfect signing for Spurs three weeks ago, and now with the signing confirmed, Mauricio Pochettino has already begun his squad strengthening project, while speculation continues to mount of their interest in numerous different strikers from around Europe.

Now should be the time, however, where Spurs make a huge statement to not only the Premier League, but to the rest of Europe's elite, that they are a major force in European football. They need to sign a proven, world-class striker, with attributes that will enable him to succeed in the most physically demanding league in the world.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesHiguain is one of Europe's most prolific marksmen

The North London outfit need look no further than Napoli's Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain. His record speaks for itself. He has scored 151 goals in 285 appearances for Real Madrid and Napoli, and in 62 appearances for his national side, he has scored 30 goals.

At 28-years-old, he is entering the prime years of his career, and would be the ideal signing for Tottenham. He is the kind of striker who would guarantee them 20 Premier League goals per season for the next three years at least, and not only would he provide competition for Harry Kane, he would also be the perfect example for the young Englishman to learn from and develop his game even further.

Higuain has all the attributes needed in order to succeed in English football. He is strong, and relishes any kind of physical battle. He is just as comfortable with his back to goal as he is bearing down on it. His aerial ability is matched by few in world football, and with this, he would provide Tottenham with an entirely different attacking option. A more direct, aerial style could be used by Pochettino's men to great effect when struggling to break teams down by playing the 'Spurs' way.

Football Soccer - Napoli v Atalanta - Italian Serie AHiguain managed 36 goals in 35 Serie A appearances for Napoli last term

Italian news outlet Gazetta dello Sport reported last month that Higuain was desperate to sign a new contract with Napoili, in order to bring his release clause down from £74 million to a more realistic £46 million.

With Tottenham's Champions League participation assured, and the added money from the new Premier League TV deal, £46 million would be a drop in the ocean in modern day terms, especially when the return that Higuain would undoubtedly provide is considered. Even if a higher bid was required, Daniel Levy and the Tottenham hierarchy should be doing everything within their power to bring the Argentine to London.

Football Soccer - Napoli v Atalanta - Italian Serie AHiguain's style of play is perfectly suited to the Premier League

With next season's Premier League expected to be the most competitive in its history, now is the time for Tottenham to be bold, in keeping the stars they already have, and supplementing them with other world-class talents. They need to strike while the iron's hot, because if they don't, they could see themselves left behind in next season's title race.

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