Breel-Donald Embolo is said to be swiftly moving up Tottenham Hotspur's list of striking transfer targets this summer, as the Lilywhites turn attentions away from Michy Batshuayi, suggest reports in the English media.
Mauricio Pochettino is hugely keen on providing support for golden boot winner Harry Kane next season, as Kane netted 25 of Spurs' 69 league goals last season, a whopping 36.2%.
Batshuayi the original target
With this in mind, Marseille forward Batshuayi was a known target, having scored 24 goals in all competitions himself last season. Pochettino's scouting team have carried out extensive checks on the Belgian, and were hoping to lure him to North London this summer.
He may well eventually be lured to London, as West Ham United are also interested in his services, but it appears that Spurs are cooling their interest due to Marseille demanding in excess of £30million for their star player, fully in the knowledge of the riches that playing Champions League football next season will give Tottenham.
Embolo next on the list?
With this in mind, Spurs are said to be weighing up a possible bid for FC Basel striker Embolo, who has made a large impact at the club already despite being just 19-years-old.
He's edging close to 100 appearances for the Swiss club, and has already played both in the Champions League and for Switzerland on the international platform. The likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are among his suitors, but Spurs feel they can steal ahead in the race thanks to the promise of first team football.
Strong, quick and a cool finisher, Embolo's ability as a natural goalscorer aswell as his versatility to play on either wing make him a natural candidate to rival and support Kane, leaving Spurs fans hoping that they do make a move for him, and get the deal done.