Mauricio Pochettino has seen his Tottenham side struggle at stages this season due to a lack of depth and seems to be ready to rectify his summer mistake of not signing any new additions when the window reopens in January.
The Lilywhites are set to join a major fight in the transfer market for the services of in-demand PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano, The Mirror reports, as the 23-year-old has caught the attention of the club’s scouts.
Lozano, who starred for Mexico at the World Cup, has also courted the attention of Barcelona and PSV are preparing for the player’s departure next year as they seek to earn around £25m from his sale.
While Tottenham have Son Heung-Min, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura as options in the wide positions, all of whom have proven their worth this season, the opportunity to sign a player like Lozano does not come around often.
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Spurs should also find encouragement by the fact that Barcelona will struggle to secure a move due to the fact that regulations mean they can only have three non-EU players registered in their squad – with those slots taken by Philippe Coutinho, Arthur and Malcom.
Pochettino should, therefore, be able to beat the LaLiga champions in the running to secure the 23-year-old who has already scored seven goals this season in PSV’s thrilling start, which suggests that a fee of £25m could be a bargain.