Spurs boss shoots down prolific striker talk

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that his side have “no interest” in Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca.

The razor-sharp Colombian has emerged as one of Spanish football’s most feared marksmen over the course of the last 18 months, firing his side to Europa League glory last term and into contention for Champions League qualification this season with 14 La Liga goals.

This form had led to links with Spurs, with Pochettino thought to be eyeing a new centre-forward ahead of the looming transfer window.

However, when quizzed on links with Bacca, the Argentine was dismissive:

“I hear about this player in the media but I know him as I follow the Spanish League. [There is] no interest.” He is quoted by talkSPORT.

Spurs are understood to have had representatives watching Bacca of late, with head of recruitment Paul Mitchell thought to have been in attendance as he netted against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Europa League.

Aside from Harry Kane, who has scored over 20 goals this term, Tottenham are short of firepower, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado having struggled despite their lofty wages.

 


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