Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is keeping a close eye on Lyon centre-half and Argentine compatriot Emmanuel Mammana, according to The Mirror.
The 20-year-old centre-half is a rising star in Argentinian football and has been tipped for big things over recent years after coming through the ranks at River Plate.
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Mammana was a prominent member of his nation’s under-17 and under-20 side before making his senior international debut for the South American country back in 2014 as a teenager.
The defender left his homeland over the summer to join Lyon, replacing Barcelona-bound Samuel Umtiti, and has quickly got to grips with European football.
The report suggests that Pochettino is an admirer of Mammana and the fact that the South American has a £9 million release clause in his current contract in France could facilitate a deal.
However, a host of other European sides are also believed to have been impressed by the Argentine’s early showings for Lyon, with a potential scramble for his services as a result.