Is this English striker really the man to take Spurs to the next level?

It has been an unusually slow summer at White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with player after player, but to the dismay of fans have never ended up making a move.

What makes it worse is rivals Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have all made significant signings to improve their sides ahead of next season.

Chairman Daniel Levy has a battle ahead of him to make sure the North London side don’t fall even further behind.

In the past few days Spurs have again seen themselves heavily linked with another new arrival; this time West Brom’s Saido Berahino, with The Mirror reporting that the club are about to make a firm bid for the youngster.

The fee is thought to be around £15million, although Albion insist Spurs, or anyone else, are yet to make an official move for him…

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been a long time admirer of the forward and even made a failed attempt to sign the Baggies hitman back in January.

The Argentine manager already has Harry Kane scoring goals for fun at White Hart Lane, but wants the pair to form a new dream attack, and to lead his side’s pursuit of Champions League football.

Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have both had their chances to cement a first team spot, but have ultimately struggled with life in the Premier League and look like their time at the club is fast coming to an end.

Berahino is the perfect signing for the Londoners and Pochettino should be doing all he can to sign the player.

Kane and Berahino have already developed a good striking relationship from their time with the England U21 side. The duo link up well together and play to each others strengths.

The pair were in incredible form during the U21 European Championship qualifying process, scoring 14 goals between them in the ten game group stage. Both then scored in the playoff game that took England to the Championships.

Unfortunately Berahino got injured just before the tournament and both England and Kane really struggled without him.

The striker was not just in form for his country last season, at West Brom he had a massive impact on the team, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.

The youngster would certainly help ease the work load on Kane, who faces a massive year to prove he is not just a one season wonder.

At 21, Berahino is still learning his trade. However, the player is already an extremely talented individual, his speed and clinical finishing are his best attributes, and he can be a complete nightmare for defenders.

Playmaker Christian Eriksen will thrive off providing service for the forward, with pace up front something the club have been lacking in recent times.

With the European Championships just around the corner it is a massive season for the Berahino, and he will be looking to force his way into Roy Hodgson’s plans on a permanent basis after earning his first call up last season.

A deal for the 21-year-old would provide a solid investment for now and the long term future. The forward has the potential to go a long way and being partnered with Kane, who is also only 21, will provide Spurs with a major attacking threat for years to come.

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