Tottenham scouts rave over fresh target as Spurs plot £10m deal for Mauricio Pochettino


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could be getting a new right-back in January, despite his previous claims that he expects no business to be completed.

West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson is said to be at the top of their list for possible incoming transfers, as the club attempt to bridge the gap left by the sale of Kieran Trippier in the summer.

The Sun have claimed that Spurs, alongside their London rivals Crystal Palace, are showing interest in the versatile 19-year-old, who has been utilised at left-back in recent weeks.

The Baggies are said to be keen to keep their young prospect until at least the end of the summer, but could be tempted to sell up in January should the rumoured £10million offer meet their valuation.

When asked this week if he expects any winter deals, Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe. Really.

“I believe in the players we have, I believe in the players that are at Tottenham today.

“I respect all opinions and I know they’ll be people that are going to say ‘we need to change or ‘we need to do something in or out’ but if it’s my decision, I’m going to stick with my players because I know they have the quality.

“It’s only to unlock some situations that is going on in their mind but we have great quality to be fighting for the things that we expect to fight for.”

Spurs ended a run of two consecutive defeats with a last-gasp Dele Alli equaliser against struggles Watford on Sunday, and their Argentine boss remains optimistic about the rest of the season.

“I trust 200 per cent in them [the players] and I believe they have the capacity and the potential to win games and turn this type of situation,” he said.

“We have the confidence that we have the quality and it’s only time to put all the things clear.

“In this type of situation, the most important [thing] is to be all together and show a strong face to the problems and talk a lot.”


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