Levy-nomics: Tottenham can get one over on Chelsea and Batshuayi with Ben Yedder signing

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

Wissam Ben Yedder has been linked to Tottenham, and compares well with Michy Batshuayi.

Michy BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi

Tottenham missed out on striker Michy Batshuayi earlier this summer to rivals Chelsea, who gazumped them with a £31 move for the Belgian.

 The Times reported that Spurs also backed off due to his wage demands - and while they went on to sign Vincent Janssen, they may have another impressive deal lined up, for Wissam Ben Yedder.

The Telegraph cites French channel Canal+, reporting: "According to Canal+, Tottenham are keen to bolster their ranks up front and will compete with their North London rivals [Arsenal] for the France U21 international."

REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)Wissam Ben Yedder in action for Toulouse

Where this all ties into Batshuayi is the record of the two players last season, and Ben Yedder's potential price tag, touted for a move to Arsenal in The Sun this week at just £8 million.

Here is a look at the records of Batshuayi and Ben Yedder last season in Ligue 1... and they are difficult to split.

  TeamGoalsAssistsGames
Michy Batshuayi Marseille 17 9 36
Wissam Ben Yedder Toulouse 17 5 35

Ben Yedder is 25, three years older than Ben Yedder, but the performances of the two are difficult to split.

Neither player were in a particular strong side, but Ben Yedder arguably had a more difficult task, playing for a team which finished in 17th place, with Batshuayi's Marseille in 13th.

Yet there is not a lot to split between the pair to warrant a £23 million price difference between Ben Yedder's £8 million valuation and Batshuayi's £31 million fee.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesBen Yedder in action against PSG

If Tottenham do pull off a move - and the reports at present are simply as trustworthy as you regard Canal+ - it would be a potential coup for them.

It would mean they sign Janssen and Ben Yedder to add to Kane, for less than the fee Chelsea paid for Batshuayi alone.

There are many comparison of players and fees which can be done to prove a point one way or another, but this one would continue to show Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is insistent on chasing players at good value.

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