Tottenham boss Pochettino responds to question asking if he's tried to sign Aguero
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told that he’s “never had the possibility” to sign Manchester City and Premier League star Sergio Aguero in his Monday press conference.
The 29-year-old Argentine hitman came up in the Spurs boss’ press conference as he addressed the media ahead of Tuesday evening’s EFL Cup clash against Barnsley at Wembley.
Aguero, who shares the same nationality as Pochettino has started the new campaign in blistering form for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a stunning return of six goals in six appearances.
But, while every manager would love to have the experienced striker in their squad, Pochettino has told he has never been in the position to sign the former Atletico Madrid man.
“Me? When? No, I’ve never had the possibility to sign him,” told Pochettino, as quoted by Football.London.
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“I was at another level, I was at a slow level in that moment, Espanyol and Southampton. It was very difficult to speak about this type of player for us.”
Pochettino previously managed Spanish club Espanyol and Premier League rivals Southampton before joining Tottenham in the summer of 2014.
Meanwhile, Aguero made the switch to England in the summer of 2011 from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid for a fee of £38million.
Tottenham themselves are blessed with their own goal machine in Harry Kane and in the summer they brought in Fernando Llorente from Swansea, but the north London club would of course accept a striker like Aguero in their ranks if he was to become available.
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