Spurs to beat Liverpool to £20m-rated Argentina international?

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Benfica’s £20m-rated Argentine winger, Eduardo Salvio.The former Southampton boss sent scouts to Portugal on the weekend to compile a dossier on the 24-year-old after a series of eye-catching performances.Pochettino is thought to be keen to freshen up his attacking options in wide areas this summer and ex-Atletico Madrid man Salvio has emerged as a potential target.Is Salvio what Spurs need to catapult them into the top four? talkSPORT takes a look…Eduardo SalvioDate of birth: 13 July 1990 (age 24)Born: Avellaneda, ArgentinaClub: BenficaHonours: Europa League (2010, 2012), Primeira Liga (2014), Portuguese Cup (2014), Portuguese League Cup (2011, 2014)Salvio is a pacy and tricky winger who operates down the right-hand side. He is predominantly right-footed, but adept at cutting inside on to his left foot.The 24-year-old, who has won five caps for Argentina, first moved to Europe in January 2010 joining Atletico Madrid for around £7.5m from Lanus.The Argentine moved to Benfica in 2012 – after a previous loan spell with the Portuguese club – for £10m and has developed into one of Europe’s most sought-after wide men.What’s the latest?Liverpool are reportedly interested in bringing the Argentine to Anfield in the summer. The Reds signed Lazar Markovic from Benfica last season and Brendan Rodgers is thought to be a fan of Salvio.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a notoriously hard negotiator and will likely only spend such a sum of money if Spurs recoup funds from transfers away from White Hart Lane first – Etienne Capoue, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor to name a few.Morever, at present, any English club will have to apply for a work permit to secure Salvio and that would require a change in the law.Currently, players arriving from outside the EU must meet strict criteria based on international appearances, and the winger has only played a handful of times for Argentina.However, FA Chairman Greg Dyke is keen to see the rules change allowing a player with a value over £10m to be given a work permit, thus potential suitors should not be deterred.Did you know?Salvio has scored eight goals in 24 appearances in all competitions this season.See highlights of Salvio below:Spurs fans, do you think the club needs a wide man and should Mauricio Pochettino make a move for Eduardo Salvio? Comment below… 1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing Benfica’s £20m-rated Argentine winger Eduardo Salvio. last_img read more