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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino targets Sebastian Driussi

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New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, has set his sights on 18-year old River Plate prodigy, Sebastian Driussi, as reported by The Sun.

It's no surprise the former Argentine defender is searching the talent pool in his native country when you consider the success of Argentinian players at White Heart Lane over the years.

Spurs fans might be excited about the prospect of seeing the future star at North London, especially if they have had the chance to see his brilliant overhead kick for the national under-17 team against Uruguay.

However is such inexperience what they really need?

Druissi has played just two games for River Plate, a total of 163 minutes, and at around £6 million plus potential bonuses it appears to be a huge gamble for the Tottenham boss and one that Spurs fans will question after the huge waste of money spent last season buy former boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Pochettino needs some firepower upfront after the failure of Roberto Soldado, who's return of six goals from 28 matches hasn't exactly matched their £26 million investment, however an untried and tested 18 year old is hardly a solution to their problems.

Spurs fans will also be very aware of another supposed Argentine prodigy, Erik Lamela, that cost the club £20 million when they purchased the 22-year old from Roma last season in the hope that he would develop into the next Gareth Bale.

Lamela has only made 9 appearances for Spurs since he put pen to paper, however after seeing him during his days at Roma it's clear to see he is an unquestionable talent that deserves a little more time, after all he is an international player for one of the top sides in the world!

Pochettino will give his countryman that, and has openly come out in support of the Argentinian international.

Pochettino is his own man as we saw during his time at Southampton, he backs his players and could be just the man to bring Driussi's career through.

If Driussi does make the move to Spurs, the fans will have to show a degree of patients with the young man, and I expect Pochettino will ease him in with more Cup action before he gets an opportunity in the League.

Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa are Tottenhams' most famous Argentinian imports with both players joining the club straight from their homeland, however at the time of joining they were both 24 and a little more experienced than Driussi.

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