Tottenham to beat Spanish champions to Argentine defender signing

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana.The 19-year-old, who earned his first cap for the Argentina national side last year, plays for River Plate, but Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are also thought to be scouting the player.Is a central defender what Spurs need to catapult them into the top four? talkSPORT takes a look at Mammana.Emanuel MammanaDate of birth: 10 February 1996 (age 19)Born: Merlo, ArgentinaClub: River PlateHonours: South American U20 Championship (2015)Mammana impressed recently playing for Argentina’s under-20s in the South American championship, which they won.The central defender won his first senior cap against Slovenia last year, prior to the World Cup, replacing Javier Mascherano in the 77th minute.Mammana has played just two senior games for River Plate, but that is not unusual in South America, where younger players are exposed to youth team football at international level before establishing themselves at their clubs.Did you know?Mammana is a team-mate of Atletico boss Diego Simone’s son, Giovanni, both domestically and at international level, which could potentially have some influence on his future.See highlights of Mammana belowSpurs fans, do you think the club needs a central defender and should Mauricio Pochettino make a move for Emanuel Mammana? Comment below… Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Argentine defender Emanuel Mammana. 1last_img