Report: Spurs still want Pochettino's top target from 2014, Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio

Tottenham are reportedly still keen on Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in signing Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, two years after failing to land him.

Spurs will be in the market for new signings this summer, as Mauricio Pochettino has led the club back to the Champions League - and whilst fans expect him to bring in a new striker, another centre back could be on his wish list.

Belgian internationals Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have both impressed this season, forming the Premier League's best defence, whilst Kevin Wimmer filled in well whilst Vertonghen was out injured earlier this year.

However, with the left-footed Wimmer offering cover for Vertonghen, Pochettino may yet want a right-footed defender to play as a backup for Alderweireld.

Now, Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo report that Spurs are still keen on signing Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, having failed to land him in 2014.

Argentina international Musacchio, 25, has been a regular for Villarreal ever since his 2009 move from River Plate, and drew interest from his compatriot Pochettino two years ago, becoming his top target in a lengthy transfer saga.

As reported by Sky Sports, Spurs, Villarreal and Musacchio couldn't agree on a deal back in 2014, and Spurs moved on to sign Sevilla defender Federico Fazio instead.

That proved to be a poor decision given Fazio's struggles in England, and the Spanish press now believe that Tottenham are the most interested team in signing Musacchio.

However, it's added that the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are also keen, and given that Villarreal now have the promising Ivorian Eric Bailly in their ranks, they may be more willing to do a deal this summer.

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