Tottenham make enquiry about Diego Simeone’s son

Date published: Thursday 3rd August 2017 11:20 - Matthew Briggs

Tottenham have made enquiries about Genoa pair Giovanni Simeone and Diego Laxalt, according to a report in Italy.

Mauricio Pochettino has yet to add to his squad this summer, while Kyle Walker has left White Hart Lane for Man City.

The Argentinian is on the lookout for additions, but he knows he has a difficult task bringing in better players than he already has at the club.

“We are finding the balance because now is the moment to maybe refresh the team with some new faces – and it’s sure that will happen. In three years, my experience with Daniel has always been trying to find a player to improve. The difference is were they the right or wrong signing?” said Pochettino earlier this week.

Still, according to Genoa-based paper Il Secolo XIX, Spurs have asked for information about striker Simeone and winger Laxalt.

It’s claimed both players could leave the Marassi for a combined €35/40 million fee.

Laxalt, 24, has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea, whilst Simeone, 22, is one of the most promising strikers in Italy at the moment.

The Argentinain is the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego and scored 12 goals in his first 35 Serie A games last season.

Laxalt meanwhile, is Uruguayan and has been capped three times. He moved from Inter to Genoa for £7million last summer, signing a two-year contract.

He scored one goal and claimed four assists in 39 appearances last season and is left-footed.

Related Articles