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Why Tottenham should sign Kevin Gameiro

Gameiro has had limited opportunities at PSG (©GettyImages)
Gameiro has had limited opportunities at PSG (©GettyImages).

Kevin Gameiro has close to 100 goals under his name in France. 

Still the 26-year-old striker is far behind the pecking order at his club Paris Saint Germain.

With the addition of Edinson Cavani to PSG's attack, he might find his chances even more limited next season.

France international Gameiro, who started his career at Strasbourg, rose into prominence during his three year stint at Llorient.

He scored 56 goals and registered 19 assists to his name during that stint. 

24 goals were scored by the tiny striker the during 2010/11 season, which sparked interest from club across the continent. But he chose PSG over the other suitors and remained in France.

Gameiro's first season in French capital was a pleasant one - he continued his goal scoring spree in Paris by scoring 14 goals in all competitions. The next summer saw the impact money can have in PSG, as they brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezzequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura.

Even though all are different types of forwards, and none of them are in the centre-forward category that Gameiro falls into, still he found his chances pretty limited. Gameiro scored eight goals in Ligue 1 last season from seven starts and a further 18 substitute appearances. 

As always the case with moneybags, PSG went and purchased Edinson Cavani to strengthen their strike force this summer. Cavani's arrival means Gameiro's role will be even limited next season.

Gameiro is considering his options for next season and it's believed that La Liga is his preferred destination - however Tottenham should come calling. 

Gameiro might be the lone player in the typical central forward role, but PSG has different options available in attack who are ahead of him in the pecking order. 

Spurs are looking for a striker to plug the gaps up-front. Gameiro is a fast, energetic player with good dribbling skills - these traits are the trademarks of Tottenham's style of play.

Gameiro is also a good passer of the ball, his eye for key passes and defence splitting balls will be ideal in Andre Villas-Boas preferred style of play.

Gameiro can play as a striker, on the wings or in the hole, which can be utilised very well at White Hart Lane. 

Even though he is slightly built in a 5'7" frame, his all round game and playing style will help him to survive in physical Premier League. 

At PSG limited playing time might have hampered his confidence, but winning the league title is always a morale booster. His scoring record isn't bad considering his limited time on the pitch.

He is well suited for Tottenham's style of play. Is it time for Tottenham to target the PSG striker once again? Can they fill the gaping holes in their attacks with his addition?

 

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