Three former Pochettino favourites Tottenham should target this summer

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Tottenham have reportedly handed control over transfers to Mauricio Pochettino.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur will hand control over transfers to Mauricio Pochettino this summer, rather than a sporting director.

The Argentine boss has only be in charge at White Hart Lane for a year, but will now reportedly have the final say over transfers at Spurs.

After a solid if unspectacular debut season at Tottenham, Pochettino will now be looking to add quality to his squad this summer in order to mount another assault on the top four next term.

Now Pochettino is seemingly calling the shots, he may want to reunite with some of his former players, just as he did with Dani Osvaldo at Southampton in 2013.

With that in mind, here are three players that Tottenham could target this summer, all of whom have previously worked under Pochettino.

Morgan Schneiderlin

The Frenchman was a key player for Pochettino at Southampton, and has enjoyed another superb season, cementing his position as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. Tottenham certainly need another central midfielder this summer - and Schneiderlin would fit the bill as an ambitious signing for Spurs.

Victor Wanyama

Schneiderlin's partner in the Southampton midfield is Kenyan powerhouse Wanyama, who Pochettino signed from Celtic in 2013. A strong, uncompromising defensive midfielder, Wanyama would add some brawn to Tottenham's brains in midfield - something which may be appealing to Pochettino.

Jose Callejon

Before joining Southampton, Pochettino managed Spanish side Espanyol, and Napoli winger Callejon was one of his star players before joining Real Madrid in 2011. Now in Italy, Callejon is a goalscoring winger with great pace, something Spurs have lacked this season given the inconsistent performances of Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend.

All three players are familiar with Pochettino's methods and have proven their quality both under him and away from him - and if Pochettino does look to reunite with players he has worked with before now he has control over transfers, then Schneiderlin, Wanyama and Callejon should be under consideration.

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