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13th Apr, 2017 | 6:35pm

Pochettino issues two-word response when talking about signing Real Madrid player after confirmed talks

By Amir Mir

Mauricio Pochettino has stated that signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is “not realistic” for Tottenham.

The 24-year-old recently confirmed that he had held talks with the Spurs manager about a move to White Hart Lane.

However, the Argentine has seemingly dismissed the possibility that the young Spaniard could be a Tottenham player in the near future.

“He’s a great kid and a very good player,” said Pochettino. “But I think it’s not realistic, that situation, in wanting Morata for us.”

Morata is regarded as one of the top, up and coming strikers in world football as he is currently on course to win the Spanish title with Madrid.

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Over the course of the season, he has played 35 games in all competitions, scoring 16 goals and supplying four assists.

To break it down, he has found the back of the net on 11 occasions in 20 league matches and scored an impressive three times in seven Champions League games.

During his career, Morata has also played in Italy where he impressed in his loan spell at the Serie A giants Juventus.

He played 93 games in all competitions for the Italian club, scoring 27 goals and supplying 19 assists.

If the Spain international were to make an unlikely move to north London then he would battle with Harry Kane for the number one striker spot.

Kane has been in magnificent form during this campaign, scoring 19 goals in 23 matches, with injuries preventing him from scoring more.

In other Tottenham news, Hazard believes this Spurs ace has been the best player in the Premier League.

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