Report: Pochettino personally phones Antonio Sanabria in bid to bring him to Tottenham

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goal

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly keen to bring Antonio Sanabria to North London.

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goalSporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates after scoring a goal

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, as reported by Sport Witness and talkSPORT, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has called striker Antonio Sanabria to inform him of Spurs' interest.

It's no great secret that Tottenham are in the market for a new striker this summer, as leading goalscorer Harry Kane needs cover and competition in the final third.

A host of players have already been linked with the club, and now a new name can be added to the list after reports in Spain over the last 24 hours.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Emblazoned on Sport's front page today, it was stated that Barcelona were keen on re-signing Roma striker Antonio Sanabria, but faced competition from Tottenham.

Delving deeper, the story in Catalan newspaper Sport - as reported by Sport Witness and talkSPORT - suggested that Spurs manager Pochettino has personally called Sanabria to tell him that Tottenham are keen to sign him this summer.

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Sanabria, 20, joined Barcelona back in 2009 and spent almost five years in the La Masia academy before signing for Roma in January 2014, and spending the rest of the 2013/14 season on loan at Sassuolo.

The Paraguayan hitman played just two games for Roma before being sent out on loan to Sporting Gijon for the duration of this past season, and his exploits have unsurprisingly attracted interest.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Sanabria hit 11 goals in 29 for Sporting, but will now return to Roma - and both Barcelona and Tottenham are seemingly keen to land him this summer.

A player with huge potential, Sanabria will have offers on the table this summer, and Pochettino appears to be trying to win the race for his signature by calling him about a move to White Hart Lane, according to the Spanish press.

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