Why Diego Laxalt is not the answer for Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a former wonder-kid.

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According to a recent report from Gazzetta Dello Sport, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Inter Milan winger Diego Laxalt this summer.

The 23-year-old is yet to play a first-team game for the Italian giants, instead spending much of the last three years out on loan, first at Bologna and more recently with Empoli and then Genoa, but the Uruguayan is not the answer for Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino should look elsewhere.

Tottenham have plenty of exciting young prospects coming through the ranks at White Hart Lane and many are tipped to ultimately make the breakthrough, including Marcus Edwards, Keanan Bennetts and Cameron Carter-Vickers.

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What Tottenham need now are stars to take them to the next level, not footballers yet to make an appearance for their parent-club despite arriving in 2013.

Laxalt has innate ability, but at 23 he should be considerably further along in his development than he is.

Last season he managed just three goals and four assists in 36 appearances for Genoa and that is simply not good enough for a Tottenham side with aspirations of winning the Premier League and making waves in Europe next season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the match

Tottenham would be better off promoting another youngster than signing Laxalt, instead focusing their attention on bringing in players who have been doing it at senior level on a consistent basis.

Tottenham certainly need a new wide player but Laxalt is no better than Erik Lamela or Nacar Chadli and Pochettino will surely not move for a player who, despite being tipped as the next big thing in 2013, has failed to live up to the hype since.

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