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Pochettino's first Spurs signing could be Argentine wonderkid Driussi

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Mauricio Pochettino could make River Plate youngster Sebastian Driussi his first signing as Tottenham Hotspur manager.

There's been a considerable amount of speculation as to who will become the ex-Southampton boss' first summer signing in his new job.

Another name to be added to the list of potential targets is 18-year-old whizkid Sebastian Driussi. The Argentinian currently plays in South America with River Plate, but a move to White Hart Lane could soon be in the offing.

Driussi is regarded as a promising young striker in his home nation, and has represented Argentina at under-17 level scoring 7 goals in 15 matches including an incredible overhead kick seen against Uruguay u-17s in the video below.

The Sun are reporting that Tottenham are keen to get the deal completed as soon as possible, in order to avoid an inevitable bidding war with other clubs also eyeing the Argentine.

Signing the £6m rated youngster could be somewhat of a gamble considering he has only made two substitute appearances for his domestic club. It's also quite common for young South Americans to struggle adapting to life in England.

Spurs' current high profile Argentinian, Erik Lamela, has struggled immensely in his debut season in the Premier League; injuries, poor form and difficulties settling made him one of the worst buys of the season for Tottenham.

Although the fact that Pochettino is Argentinian could give Lamela a new lease of life and make any potential move for young Driussi much easier.

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