Pochettino admits Tottenham interest in signing Napoli attacker

Date published: Tuesday 27th February 2018 7:54 - Robert McCarthy

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted his interest in Napoli’s former Real Madrid attacker Jose Callejon.

The 31-year-old Spaniard has become one of the Italian outfit’s most influential player’s since arriving from Real for just €10million in 2013.

The former Espanyol star has formed one of Europe’s most potent attacking trios, alongside Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne, and has scored eight goals and notched five assists in 26 starts this season.


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And in a recent interview for Radio CRC, Spurs chief Pochettino revealed that Callejon is one Napoli player who intrigues him, admitting: “I followed Callejon from Spain. I feel connected to him.”

As for Napoli’s hopes of winning the Scudetto this season, Pochettino added: “Napoli can win the Scudetto. Sarri’s football is fantastic and is the most beautiful in Europe whenever I watch the Serie A.”

Tottenham are next in action against Rochdale in an FA Cup replay on Wednesday night before then hosting Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday and then taking on Napoli’s Serie A rivals Juventus in the Champions League last week.


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