Departing Inter Milan star a target for ambitious Spurs boss

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing up a move for Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.

According to a report in The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up a move for Inter Milan star Esteban Cambiasso.

The news comes just days after fellow Argentine midfielder Ever Banega was linked with a move to White Hart Lane, as it becomes apparent that the Spurs midfield is set for an overhaul this summer.

Jake Livermore, Tom Carroll and Sandro have been heavily linked with departures, and should they leave, it would create space for a new midfield enforcer to be signed ahead of next season.

Described as the heartbeat during Inter Milan’s treble-winning campaign under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in 2010, Cambiasso is a determined, hard-working midfielder who has the ability to push forward and chip in with goals.

Last season, the 33-year-old was a key member of the first team, making 32 Serie A starts. His defensive duties were duly noted, as he made a total of 106 tackles – 41 more than Spurs duo Paulinho and Belgian international Dembele.

After spending 10 years at the Giuseppe Meazza outfit, the Argentine international’s contract is set to expire this summer and he is expected to leave.

If Spurs wish to conclude a deal, however, they will have to move quickly as fellow Serie A side Sampdoria are also said to be keen admirers, with the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport hinting that a move for Cambiasso could be imminent.

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