Mauricio Pochettino is still to make his first signing as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, but he could be about to turn to his home country to do so, according to reports in the English press. The Argentine is said to be lining up a £6 million move for River Plate teenage sensation, Sebastian Driussi.
The striker is just 18 years old, but he has garnered an impressive reputation already in Argentina. He has excelled within River Plate’s youth academy, and he has performed well for the Argentina Under-17 team so far, being voted the best player in the Under-17 South American Championship. He has a style of play typical of his nation of birth, in that he is very expressive on the field, always looking to score, and technically gifted.
Spurs are looking for his kind of youth, enthusiasm and talent, as they plot an assault on the Premier League table ahead of next season. In recent years they have become England’s under-achievers, and they have gone through a staggering amount of managerial changes. Now, though, Daniel Levy and co. are looking to steady the ship by appointing Pochettino, and allowing for a young side to develop in order to achieve success.
Pochettino has proven at Southampton that he is very capable of turning unknown players into household names, and Tottenham fans will hope that he can do the same with his latest transfer target. Driussi could have a spectacular career ahead of him if he can translate his game into the European leagues, and White Hart Lane could be the place in which his story plays out.