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Pochettino eyeing up January bargain in bid to bolster Spurs ranks – report

Tottenham supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side lose for the fifth time in the Premier League this term last weekend, although they are firmly focused on their team’s tricky trip to Burnley on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men were handsomely beaten 4-1 by table-toppers and champions-elect Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last time out, with a brace from Raheem Sterling as well as strikes from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne securing a comprehensive victory for the hosts. That result saw Spurs slip out of the top four at the expense of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, yet the North London outfit will hope to get their Champions League bid back on track at Turf Moor on Saturday, although they face a Burnley side a point and a place above them in the table.

Subsequently, there have been many despondent Tottenham fans in the Tavern this week, yet they are likely to be more upbeat if a recent report from The Daily Mirror’s Live Blog (19:23) is anything to go by, which suggests that they are interested in a move for Lyon’s Maxwel Cornet.

The 21-year-old made the move to the French giants back in 2015 and has since gone from strength to strength with 24 goals and nine assists in 116 games for the club, six goals of which came last term to help them to fourth place in Ligue 1, and thus a spot in this season’s Europa League.

And his fine form in France has reportedly attracted the attention of Pochettino’s Spurs, who could snap the forward up for a bargain £7 million given his reported release clause.

And given how talented Cornet appears to be, and how bright a future he has in the game, it’s a move Tottenham could well look to make come the New Year.

Landlord’s verdict: Things haven’t quite happened for Tottenham in the last few weeks, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side falling to seventh in the Premier League having won just three of their last nine games.

As such, our resident Spurs fans have been calling for signings in January, and they may get their way as reports suggest that their side are lining up a £7 million move for Lyon’s Maxwel Cornet, in a bid to bolster their ranks ahead of the second half of the campaign.

The 21-year-old has impressed for the French giants in the last few years, and given the job Pochettino has done with young players in the past, both at Spurs and at Southampton, he could well flourish in the Premier League as well.

And with a meagre £7 million release clause, it’s surely worth a move in the January window.

Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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