Who are Pochettino’s Portuguese Trio of Transfer Targets?

If reports are to be believed, then Tottenham are looking to get their summer transfer dealings over the line quickly.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has apparently identified three new additions to the squad but who are they and are they any good?

Oh, and Gareth Bale isn’t one of them before you ask.

Ruben Neves – Wolverhampton Wanderers

Plenty of question marks were raised when Porto star opted to leave Champions League football for weekend trips to Barnsley and Bolton.

However, the Portuguese is firmly embedded in super-agent Jorge Mendes camp who has a big influence to say the least at Molineux.

It has been more than clear that the 21-year-old midfielder is far too good to be playing in England’s second tier and no matter what happens this summer, Neves will be playing in the Premier League after Wolves earned themselves promotion.

Wolves paid Porto £15 million in the summer but already Neves’s stock has risen dramatically and prising him away from a side he is so embedded in may be hard, but this is certainly a potential signing to excite the fans.

Gelson Martins – Sporting Lisbon

22-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger has caught the eye this season with eight goals in twenty-seven league appearances for his club.

Capped seventeen times by Portugal, Martins has the ability to play on the wing on both flanks and is also a more than capable right-back if the need requires.

An impressive eighteen goals in eighty-eight league appearances for Sporting CP has earnt the Cape Verde native plenty of plaudits and plenty of admirers among Europe’s elite clubs.

With Danny Rose set to be on his way out of the club, Martins could prove a more than capable replacement.

Cedric Soares – Southampton

Southampton right-back Cedric Soares makes up Pochettino’s trio of Portuguese stars he is mooted to be interested in.

Despite Southampton staring relegation in the face, Soares is likely to come out of the season quite well if he secures a move to the new White Hart Lane for next season.

The 26-year-old arrived on the South Coast in 2015 to much acclaim and ever since has been a consistent (if not spectacular) performer for the Saints.

Perhaps not one to gets the excitement on the terraces going but Soares would still represent a talented acquisition and one that may be necessary if the club want to go on a much-needed trophy hunt.

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