Tottenham are reportedly interested in a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice.
According to the Express, Spurs are planning a £35million raid for the midfield enforcer in the summer.
It is understood that the 20-year-old has been on the North London club’s radar for a while, but they may have to beat off competition from Liverpool for his signature.
Rice only signed a new long-term contract worth £30,000-a-week (The Sun) in December, but the Express states West Ham still have a battle on to try keep him.
Pochettino should be ecstatic if Spurs manage to add Rice to their squad for next season, especially if they get him at a bargain £35million fee that has been mentioned.
He’s been arguably the outstanding player for the Hammers at the London Stadium this campaign and has an enormous future in the game if he keeps progressing.
The defensive midfielder has shown he’s more than capable in the Premier League already by breaking up playing and reading the game so well on a weekly basis against top opponents.
He’s also strong in possession and would beef up Spurs midfield, which should be a priority in the summer following the January exit of Mousa Dembele.