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Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino Eyeing Top Class Defensive Trio, Including Real Madrid Full-Back

New Spurs boss wants signings in defence.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with a move for three top class defensive signings for this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, also first choice for Brazil as they host this summer’s World Cup, is one of the club’s more ambitious targets, while Pochettino could also look to bring in Espanyol defender Hector Moreno, as well as rival Liverpool for the signing of Sporting Lisbon star Marcos Rojo.

Tottenham put in some highly disappointing defensive displays at times in the 2013/14 season, suffering heavy defeats to the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, and their new boss has clearly identified this area as one of weakness in his squad.

The north London club were linked with new signings at left-back last summer after becoming unconvinced by Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Danny Rose in that position, though they failed to bring anyone in.

After scoring for Madrid in the final of the Champions League this season, it seems unlikely that Marcelo would then accept a move to a club not even playing in the competition, but Sporting defender Rojo can also fill in in that role and could be a more realistic target.

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