Could this two-time Champions League winner be the man to fire Tottenham to title glory?

January 11, 2017

Paris-Saint Germain striker Jese Rodriguez has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks, with Middlesbrough the latest club linked to signing the Spaniard (Le Parisien).

There is another Premier League club, however, who the former Real Madrid star would be more suited to.

Spurs have performed wonderfully over recent weeks, but their total dependancy on Harry Kane as their main striker is plain for all to see.

It was no coincidence that the Lilywhites suffered their dip in form when the England international was absent through injury.

And on the same token, it has been no surprise that their return to their best has coincided with Kane’s return to the first-team.

Vincent Janssen is quite clearly not good enough to fill in for the 23-year-old, and doesn’t have the qualities that would enable him to play alongside him either.

And that is why Jese would be such a good option for Tottenham.

The Spaniard is a completely different player to Kane. His game is based more around his technical ability and pace, rather than the strength, determination and clinical nature that makes the Spurs man the striker he is.

He also possesses an incredibly high work-rate, which is a prerequisite for a Mauricio Pochettino signing.

Jese’s willingness to make selfless runs into the channels, and in behind the opposition’s defence creates vast amounts of space for his teammates – something that could prove to be crucial to the way in which Spurs play, should a move come to fruition.

He would be ideally suited as a partner for Kane, deployed just behind him as part a 4-2-3-1, or he would be equally as useful in leading the line, whenever Tottenham’s main man is unavailable for selection.

He has, however, struggled during his time in France, scoring just two goals since his summer switch from Madrid.

And as with all big money signings, a move for him would undoubtedly come with a certain amount of risk attached.

But he has proven himself at the highest level throughout his career – there are not many 23-year-olds with two Champions League medals and a league title to their name.

Pochettino should do everything within his power to bring the Spaniard to White Hart Lane this month, and with his side just seven points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, the addition of Jese could be just the tonic they need to mount a sustained title challenge.