By Will Butcher
River Plate striker Lucas Alario has issued Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with a ‘come and get me’ plea.
The 23-year-old has attracted interest from English clubs after scoring six league goals in 13 games in the Argentine Primera Division.
Alario’s agent Pedro Aldave states that if Tottenham pay the release clause, then they will sign the uncapped Argentine.
“Today, Alario is River. There was only one proposal from Genoa and interest of Tottenham. If Tottenham pay the clause, Alario is going,” Aldave told Argentinian outlet LPM.
It remains to be seen whether Pochettino actually wants to sign his fellow countryman, and it could depend on whether the deal for AZ Alkmaar striker Victor Janssen will go through.
The striker was quoted by LPM on Sunday as saying that playing in Europe is the dream.
Alario signed for River Plate from Argentinian rivals Colon last summer for less than £2 million.
He said: “Like every player, I dream to play in Europe at some point in my career. For that first you have to make things right in River, keep growing and learning.”
Spurs are currently in the market for a striker after missing out on Belgium’s Euro 2016 star Michy Batshuayi, who signed for Chelsea on Sunday in a deal worth £33.2 million.
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