Report: Pochettino eyes bold raid for West Ham star Manuel Lanzini, after Everton's failed summer move

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini.

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United evades Isaiah Brown of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion at London Stadium on...

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in raiding London rivals West Ham United for the signature of playmaker Manuel Lanzini.

Lanzini, 24, emerged as a top young star with River Plate in his native Argentina, but moved on to Al Jazira in 2014, spending just a year in the United Arab Emirates before joining West Ham on loan in 2015.

The playmaker starred in his first season for the Hammers, hitting six goals and two assists in 26 Premier League outings, before notching eight goals and two assists last season.

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5,...

Lanzini has stepped up and taken over creative duties since Dimitri Payet's departure in January, and he scored in the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool last weekend, which proved to be Slaven Bilic's final game in charge.

Now, The Mirror report that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in landing Lanzini, with manager Mauricio Pochettino understood to be a major fan of his fellow Argentinian.

Tottenham may be looking for another creative player to take some pressure of Christian Eriksen, though the possibility of a bid for Lanzini may lead some fans to believe that Lanzini may be lined up as a replacement for Eriksen.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in...

West Ham would loathe to lose their star man to a London rival, but with Lanzini allegedly earning just £35,000-a-week, a move to a Champions League club contending for the Premier League title could be appealing.

The report adds that Everton failed with a summer bid for Lanzini and signed Gylfi Sigurdsson instead, but Tottenham may now attempt to try their luck, despite the frayed relations between themselves and West Ham.

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