Mauricio Pochettino target Florian Thauvin issues not-so-subtle come and get me plea which could reignite Tottenham interest

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino will be turning his attentions to strengthening his team after signing a new five-year deal at the club.

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Pochettino agreed a bumper new deal with Tottenham this week in what is a major boost for Spurs after the Argentine had been linked with Real Madrid.

With his future resolved, Pochettino will now be turning his attentions to strengthening his Tottenham team as they go again to try and crown their rapid rise under his tenure with some silverware.

Tottenham have long been linked with Marseille winger Florian Thauvin.

According to RMC Sport, Pochettino has a keen interest in signing Thauvin having spoken to his mentor and ex L'OM boss Marcelo Bielsa about the former Newcastle United playmaker.

Thauvin, 25, will be remembered by some Premier League fans for having joined Newcastle in the summer of 2015, arriving with high hopes having starred in his native France.

Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin warms up during the Europa League Media Day at the Robert-Louis Dreyfus stadium on May 8, 2018 in Marseille. (Photo by Boris...

The winger struggled to adjust to English football though, and scored just one goal in 16 appearances before being sent back to Marseille for the second half of last season.

He has come of age since, though, notching an impressive 41 goals from 95 games for Marseille.

And it appears he is outgrowing Marseille if his latest comments to Eurosport are anything to go by, with Thauvin issuing a not-so-subtle come and get me plea to potential suitors who can offer him Champions League football.

Florian Thauvin of Marseille walks off dejected after the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon,...

"I feel good at Marseille," Thauvin told Eurosport.

"Aside from that, I am not going to lie, not playing in the Champions’ League is certainly problematic.

"We will see what happens after the World Cup.”

His rising stock could tempt Marseille to sell him on for a profit this summer with RMC Sport claiming that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino remains keen on him.

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