Pochettino: Son signs new deal at Tottenham

Pochettino: Son signs new deal at Tottenham

Maurizio Pochettino, son of former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino; has signed a new contract at the English Premier League (EPL) club.

Winger Maurizio, whose current deal was due to expire on Tuesday; announced the contract extension in a social media post on Monday.

The Instagram post showed the 19-year-old sharing a photo with his father along with the caption; “Looking forwards to the new season.”

Neither the club nor Maurizio said how long the new deal would last for. However, sports data website transfermarkt said it would run until 2022.

Maurizio joined the north London club’s academy in 2017 but is yet to make a senior appearance.

His father Pochettino was sacked by Spurs in November after more than five years in charge. He was replaced by Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho.

Spurs are seventh in the league standings with 45 points, nine points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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Meanwhile, Barcelona have reached an agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus for a fee of 72 million euros.

The fee comes up to about $80.98m.

Barcelona, La Liga title-holders said in a statement on Monday they have however gone on to sign Bosnian, Miralem Pjanic; from the Italian champions for 60 million euros.

The 23-year-old Melo, generally known simply as Arthur; will remain at the Camp Nou until the end of the 2019/2020 season before moving to Turin.

This has however been extended until August because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pjanic, 30, will also move to the Camp Nou at the end of the campaign.

He will sign a four-year contract containing a release clause of 400 million

 

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