Is Breel Embolo really the player Tottenham need after links emerge?

Hamburg's Greek defender Kiriakos Papadopoulos and Schalke's Swiss midfielder Breel Embolo vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Schalke 04...

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the exciting youngster.

Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Despite impressing on the most part this season, Spurs still seem to lack that cutting edge in the final third during tight games, and are far too heavily reliant upon Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to produce the goods.

Mauricio Pochettino undoubtedly needs another established striker to compete with Kane and Fernando Llorente, and the Argentine is reportedly eyeing a swoop for Schalke man Breel Embolo, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old is certainly a talented player, and has plenty of potential, but is he really the kind of player that Tottenham need at this moment in time?

Breel Embolo of Switzerland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: First Leg between Northern Ireland and Switzerland at Windsor Park on November 9, 2017 in Belfast,...

The Switzerland international possesses an abundance of pace, but he is hardly the most technically gifted of players, and dribbling with the ball close to feet is definitely not his strong point.

The Lilywhites need a player who can break down teams who sit deep and have 10 men behind the ball for the majority of the game.

When the opposition play with a deep defensive line, pace is rendered as almost useless, with more nouse and know-how required in and around the penalty area.

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Swiss foward Breel Embolo (R) and Northern Ireland's defender Jonny Evans vie for the ball  during the FIFA 2018 World Cup play-off second leg qualifying football match between Switzerland...Swiss foward Breel Embolo 

Embolo's goal record is hardly prolific either - 27 in 97 career appearances thus far.

The north London outfit have plenty of players with bags of potential for the future, and should avoid adding another one to the group, but instead concentrate on signing an established winner with more of an intricate playing style than the young Swiss ace.

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