New Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to make wonderkid Sebastian Driussi his first signing at White Hart Lane.
The Sun are reporting that new Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to make his first signing, with 18 year-old striker Sebastian Driussi from River Plate on his radar.
Driussi has impressed since making his debut for the Buenos Aires giants and looks almost certain to make a move to one of Europe’s big leagues in the near future.
Driussi’s countryman Pochettino is keen to stamp his authority on a Tottenham squad that lacks clear direction due to the number of managers that have been hired and fired by chairman Daniel Levy in recent season.
The White Hart Lane club are desperately short of quality and numbers upfront, where the unreliable Emmanuel Adebayor and the misfiring Roberto Soldado are the club’s only genuine senior options.
Youth academy graduate Harry Kane was used to reasonable effect by former manager Tim Sherwood towards the end of last season, but there is little evidence in Kane’s record out on loan to suggest that he is the answer to Pochettino’s prayers.
Whilst it may seem a risk to spend a reported £6 million on a teenager, one of the reasons that Pochettino was poached from Southampton was the proficiency with which he had taken the Saints’ young stars under his wing and embedded them into his fluid, high-pressing tactical system.