Tottenham Hotspur interested in Breel Embolo

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Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be contemplating a move for FC Basel forward, Breel Embolo, according to The Telegraph.

The 19-year-old has been identified by the club's scouting team as a good backup to first choice striker, Harry Kane.

However, Embolo won't be a cheap option for Spurs, with the Swiss international likely to cost around £25 million. 


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Embolo has scored 30 goals in 86 games for Basel, and with Champions League experience under his belt, he is attracting interest from clubs worldwide. Spurs will face competition for his signature, however, with German side RB Leipzig interested. 

The 19-year-old might be keen to leave St Jakob-Park, however, it isn't clear whether he would be open to a rotational role. Back in January, the Swiss club rejected a £19m bid for his services, which suggests he won't come cheap in the summer.

Embolo isn't regarded as Tottenham's first choice signing, with Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi also on their radar.

Batshuayi has a similar playing style to Embolo, however, Spurs would face competition for the forward, with West Ham interested. 

It's understood the Belgium international would want to be first choice striker at the club, making a move unlikely, so because of this, the club have identified Embolo as an alternative. 

With Spurs set to play in the Champions League, manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add strength in depth to his side for the coming season, after suffering the consequences of a lean squad in the final weeks of last season. 

Spurs also are keen on bringing in a defensive midfielder, to add competition for places. Spurs may make another move for Southampton's Victor Wanyama after a move collapsed for the former Celtic man last summer.

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