Report: Pochettino sends scouts to watch Timothe Cognat, Tottenham consider bid

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Tottenham are reportedly pursuing French teenager Timothe Cognat.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham are lining up a move to sign Lyon teenager Timothe Cognat, who could cost over £2m this summer.

Spurs enjoyed a promising first season under Mauricio Pochettino, and now the Argentine is looking to put his stamp on the side having already completed the capture of Koln's Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer earlier this week.

Pochettino clearly prefers to work with young players having nurtured the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane at White Hart Lane this season, and now he's being linked with another teenager.

Despite landing MK Dons wonderkid Dele Alli in January, Lyon's 17-year-old midfielder Cognat is reportedly a target for Spurs and Pochettino after a number of scouting missions to watch the Frenchman in action.

The French Under-17 captain would certainly be one for the future if Tottenham were able to land him, but Lyon are reportedly looking for a deal worth £2m up front plus add-ons for a player with a bright future ahead of him.

Pochettino will have a number of young midfielders at his disposal next season with Bentaleb, Alli, Alex Pritchard, Josh Onomah and Harry Winks, but he may look to add another in Cognat, if the price is right.

Once again, this would show a real change in approach from Spurs, who are trying to learn their lesson after the dismal summer transfer window of 2013, which brought the likes of Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado to White Hart Lane - with little to no success.

Instead, the focus now appears to be on young players who can grow and develop under Pochettino; a potentially wise move considering his work in his debut season at White Hart Lane.

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