Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in the hunt for £9-million-rated Argentine Emanuel Mammana.
Mauricio Pochettino has seen his Spurs side get off to a flyer in the 2016/17 season. After missing out to Leicester last term, the Argentine went into the current campaign with all guns blazing. He made a few key purchases in the off-season to add depth to his already impressive roster, but recent reports suggest that he is looking to make a few more additions.
According to Tom Hopkinson of the Daily Mirror, the Spurs boss is keeping an eye on Lyon’s young and upcoming defender Emanuel Mammana. The 20-year-old has impressed in his two seasons at the French club, and has grabbed the attention of a number of top European clubs.
Mammana made his international debut for Argentina in June 2014 where he came on as a 77th minute substitute for Javier Mascherano. Since then, the Lyon defender has been on the periphery of the national team but has not been selected.
He is understood to have a £9 million buy-out clause at the Parc des Princes, and could be lured into making a move to White Hart Lane. With the presence of two Argentine compatriots in Pochettino and winger Erik Lamela, the 20-year-old may take little time in adapting to life with his new club.
Currently at the North London club, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen enjoy regular first-team status as the preferred centre-back pairing while the likes of Kevin Wimmer and Cameron Carter-Wickers are second in command at White Hart Lane,
However, with Vertonghen close to the 30-year-mark and Alderweireld nearing it too, Pochettino may well begin to look for quality defenders to bring Tottenham. Mammana has proved that he can fit the bill, and could benefit with a move to the England’s top tier.