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Who is reportedly on Mauricio Pochettino’s wishlist at PSG?

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Ending weeks of speculation after finally being announced as the new man in charge at PSG, all eyes are on who could be the first new signings to join Mauricio Pochettino in the French capital.

Picking up his first victory with last year’s Champions League finalists over the weekend, the defending Ligue 1 champions landed a thumping 3-0 win against Brest, a result that moved them just a point from league leaders Lyon.

With it no secret that the former Tottenham boss is keen to add his already star-studded squad now the January transfer window is open, we have taken a look at three stars who have been linked with a move to the Parc des Princes.

Sergio Aguero

Although Pochettino might have arrived in Paris with an attacking roster that includes the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbpappe, Moise Keane and Mauro Icardi, it looks like the 48-year-old is still keen on adding even more firepower.

With just six months left on his contract at the Etihad and now free to seal a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs, Sergio Aguero’s agent really sent out a statement during an interview with The Late Football Club show on Canal+ last week.

Announcing that Pochettino and PSG are “targeting” a move for the Sky Blues icon this month, The Daily Mail also reported on Thursday that it is not expected there would be a great deal of trouble in finalizing a deal for Argentina marksman.

On a £240,000-per-week contract with the former Premier League champions, City are expected to sign a new striker this summer and may offload Aguero in order to focus their efforts on a long-term replacement.

Bagging 180 top-flight strikes for Pep Guardiola’s side and cementing his spot as a Sky Blues icon, the 32-year-old is currently priced at 11/1 with Betfair to make the move to Paris this month.

Dele Alli

While Dele Alli might have made a rare appearance in Tottenham’s routine 5-0 win against FA Cup dreamers Marine on Sunday evening, the midfielder finds himself almost stuck in North London limbo.

Clearly no part of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League plan and appearing to still be in the midst of an ongoing spat with the former Manchester United boss, there remains a string of speculation surrounding the 24-year-old’s future.

Desperate to find a route back into Gareth Southgate’s plans with this summer’s European Championships fast approaching, the one-time MK Dons starlet was heavily linked with a move to PSG over the summer.

While a Deadline Day to Paris might have failed to materialise, it has been widely suggested from across Europe that Pochettino is keen on going back to Spurs in an attempt to bring Alli to the Parc des Princes this month.

With it no secret that the former student and mentor held a close relationship during Pochettino’s tenure in North London, RMC Sport reported over the weekend that initial discussions over a potential loan switch are underway.

Christian Eriksen

Although it might be widely reported that Pochettino is keen on securing Alli’s signature this month, the England international is not the only man with a Spurs connection on his radar.

While Christian Eriksen might have publically parted ways with Tottenham only 12 months ago in search of a new adventure, the Danish playmaker currently finds himself in the midst of a real San Siro nightmare.

After drastically struggling to make any kind of impact after joining Italian giants Inter Milan for a fee of just £16.9million in January 2020, it is no secret that Antonio Conte’s side are desperate to already part ways with the 28-year-old misfit.

In fact, with Sky Sports reporting last week that Eriksen has already offered to the likes of Premier League outfit West Ham, news broke over the weekend that his representatives have filed a request for arbitration with an Italian sports court against Inter Milan over commission they claim is due from his transfer last year.

Desperately looking to kickstart his career in 2021, there is no doubt that Eriksen would jump at a chance to once again link up with Pochettino in Paris.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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