Report explains reason why Spurs won't sign Ezequiel Lavezzi, despite Pochettino's admiration

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly admires PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi - but Tottenham won't be pursuing a deal.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is an admirer of Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi - but thinks he is too old for the Spurs squad.

Spurs are seen as title contenders this season after a superb first half of the campaign, which has seen them lost just two games and concede only 16 goals in 20 games; the best defensive record in the Premier League so far this season.

A 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday was something of a disappointment given how Spurs hit the woodwork twice, but Pochettino's men continue to impress this term.

However, one issue continues to be brought up by fans and pundits alike; what happens if Harry Kane suffers an injury. Spurs' star striker has been in prolific form again this season, but Pochettino has no depth behind him, and many are concerned that Tottenham's season could fall apart if he picks up an injury.

Signing a forward is expected in January, but the Daily Mail report that Spurs won't be pursuing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The 30-year-old, who can play up front or out wide, has hit 34 goals in 159 games for PSG since joining from Napoli in 2012, but has become more of a bit-part player under Laurent Blanc this season.

Many clubs will be looking to lure the Argentine international away from the French capital, and the report states that Pochettino is an admirer of his compatriot - but Spurs won't be be pursuing a move for him during this month's transfer window.

It's suggested that Pochettino thinks Lavezzi is too old at 30, as he wants to bring in younger players and develop them over the coming years, as he has with the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

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