RUMOURS: Tottenham to launch bid for River Plate striker Driussi dubbed 'new Aguero'

Sebastian Druiss
Mauricio Pochettino is exploring potential transfers to strengthen his attacking options this month, with the Argentina youth international a target

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to launch a bid to secure one of South America's most exciting talents in River Plate forward Sebastian Driussi, according to reports from the Independent .

Mauricio Pochettino is keen to open talks with the 20-year-old striker, who scored 10 goals in 14 league games to finish as top scorer in the Argentine top tier in the first half of the season.

River club president Rodolfo D'Onofrio and technical director Enzo Francescoli are ready to let the striker leave for Europe as long as a bid in excess of £10 million is received, despite head coach Marcelo Gallardo being desperate to hold onto his star.

Spurs are the lowest scorers in the Premier League's top four and Pochettino is exploring options to alleviate the pressure on last season's leading marksman Harry Kane following Vincent Janssen's shortcomings this season.

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