The north London rivals are keeping tabs on Diego Poyet…
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Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in signing Sunderland manager Gus Poyet’s talented son Diego, reports the Daily Mail.
The 18-year-old currently plies his trade for Charlton Athletic, and he’s earned the attention of Premier League scouts with a string of impressive performances for the Championship outfit.
Poyet junior has made nine appearances for the Addicks so far this term, but has played the full 90 in both of new manager Jose Riga’s first two matches in charge.
The teenager is actually out of contract at the end of the season, meaning either of the North London giants could secure his signature only having to pay Charlton a small tribunal decided fee.
Poyet was born in Spain, has played for England at schoolboys level, and can of course represent Uruguay too because of his heritage. His father starred for Chelsea, Tottenham and Uruguay, and it is unknown whether Gus Poyet’s own playing career will give Spurs an advantage in their pursuit of his son.
As a footballer, Diego Poyet is technically excellent. He is happy to receive the ball in tight areas of the pitch, aware that he can use his touch and quick feet to move the ball quickly, before maintaining possession by passing to a nearby teammate.
He plays as a deep-lying playmaker, rarely making lung-busting surges into the box, but happy to dictate tempo with has varied range of passing.
Physically, he is not fully developed, and in all likelihood, a starting spot in the Premier League for either Spurs or Arsenal is some way off. Arsene Wenger has showed time and time again that he is willing to trust younger players however, while current Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has made teenage midfielder Nabil Bentaleb a regular starter since he took over in December.
If the youngster can fulfil his undeniable talent, then either Arsenal or Spurs could secure themselves a real bargain this summer.
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