Tottenham offer contract to winger, his name is very familiar to fans (not Tainio) - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham have offered a playing contract to the son of manager Mauricio Pochettino, according to a report.
The Mail claim the Londoners are keen to sign 15-year-old Maurizio up to their highly successful academy.
It is said that Pochettino junior has been offered a scholarship at the Tottenham academy as he attempts to follow his famous father into the professional game.
The Spurs boss was a centre-half during his own playing days and carved out a 17-year career at the top level that began at Argentine big hitters Newell’s Old Boys and finished at Espanyol, who he then went on to manage.
Unlike his father, Maurizio is a winger and has been playing in the Tottenham Under-16s team this season.
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At Spurs, the son of the first-team boss is set to link up with another youngster with strong family connections to the club.
Finland big hitters HJK Helsinki confirmed on their official website on Monday that Maximus Tainio, the son of former Spurs midfielder Teemu Tainio, had completed a move to White Hart Lane.
The midfielder, who, like Maurizio, is 15, has agreed a two-year deal to join the Tottenham academy and will officially link up with the club in July.
The Spurs boss will be able to keep a close eye on both his children as eldest son Sebastiano, 21, also started work at Tottenham as a sports scientist after studying at Southampton Solent University.
The first team are now beginning preparations for their Premier League clash against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Spurs head to their rivals on the crest of a wave on the back of six consecutive league wins in which they have scored 19 goals and conceded three.
Pochettino’s side have climbed to second in the table, although they are seven points adrift of Chelsea, and are 10 points ahead of City.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a striker has signed after Spurs agreed terms.