When it comes to temperamental strikers, there are not many who could outdo the one in our ranks at present. Emmanuel Adebayor’s career has been riddled with stories that conjure up the image of a spoilt, money-driven, unappreciative footballer. The risk with taking on a player such as Adebayor, is whether or not the talent outweighs the trouble – as both come together, hand-in-hand. In Adebayor-fashion, West Brom’s Saido Berahino combines class with off-field calamity, albeit at the ripe young age of 21. After Spurs took a gamble on Adebayor, maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we are willing to do the same for Berahino, but if we were to complete this transfer – would we be made to play the fool again? From Jay to Be Jay Rodriguez has been linked with a move to Tottenham ever since Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment in May, with rumours even suggesting Poch had told the player’s parents he wanted the Saints striker to join him in North London. Rodriguez ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in April this year and is not expected to be fit until after January. Because of Rodriguez’s injury, The Daily Mail conclude that Pochettino has had to alter his transfer plans for a new striker and that the Argentine believes Berahino will be the striker to fit the bill. The Daily Mirror are also reporting this story, adding that Spurs have set their sights on the England U21s striker because of Rodriguez’s tricky road to recovery. The Mirror also add that the breakdown in contract talks between West Bromwich Albion and the player, means the Midlands club are willing to cash in on him come January. Saido the skilful The Burundi-born player possess a fair amount of talent and has been the standout star in West Brom’s season, as Alan Irvine’s men languish in 15th position in the league. The player has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances for the England U21s and has risen to prominence this season scoring eight goals in all competitions, including strikes against Manchester United and Liverpool. There is no denying that the player would be suited to Spurs, as he would offer a different style of attacking threat. Not only is he full of pace and has a directness in his play, but he is also very versatile and could occupy any of the four attacking roles in Pochettino’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Berahino the bad With Berahino’s pros there also comes cons, and there is a reason as to why I have compared him to Adebayor. It is widely accepted that West Brom themselves pulled out of contract talks with the youngster, after he was arrested for drunk driving, travelling at a speed of 110mph. The season prior, Berahino was criticised by the press and footballing community for inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas) on a night out. This behaviour has not only got Spurs fans worried, but Albion ones as well! With many hoping that their club do in fact cash in on the player if a hefty bid were to come in. One West Brom fan even went as far as saying: “Berahino is a spoilt brat - his bit of success has gone to his head and he is fast becoming a Billy Big Time. He's currently talking the talk without walking the walk.” Worth the risk? The general consensus is that Pochettino will have to sell before he can spend and with this, the club are ready to offload Paulinho, Vlad Chiriches, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend, while the futures of Emmanuel Adebayor, Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are also unclear. Both the Mirror and Mail state that Albion have placed a £25m price-tag on their star strikers head, and this would represent a large financial commitment from Spurs if they were to seal the deal. With Harry Kane in the form of his life at present, whilst showing superb levels of commitment and fight for our cause – do we really need to sign a temperamental player who has only shown six months of solid form? Whatever your answer may be, a poll on the Daily Mirror website concluded that 73% of Spurs fans would rather sign Berahino than Jay Rodriguez. He may not be the striker we want, but maybe, the striker we truly need.