The ostentatious Brazil teams were food for the yes and Diego Maradona was such a wonderful talent to watch. The present football is also equipped with South American talents in the form of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, Gonzalo Higuain, and the list goes on
Therefore, it is not a surprise that the top teams across Europe scout the South American markets extensively to get their hands on the next best talents who are on the brink of bursting into the bigger scenes. Liverpool too are believed to be focusing on talents coming from these parts, with many promising attackers linked with a move to the Anfield over the recent years.
Here we take a look at two gifted footballers from South America, who Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino should target in the summer of 2017.
Sebastian Driussi, River Plate striker had once linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window according to speculations from The Sun. However, nothing happened as it was just base on rumours.
The 21-year-old has been in top form for the Millionarios this season and has already seen the net 11 times in the Primera Division from 18 appearances. Driussi still remains the highest goal-scorer in the competition and looks set for bigger challenges.
Still a youth international for Argentina, he has been seriously monitored by the likes of Juventus in the past is regarded as one of the most promising talents out there to have come through in the continent in recent times. Driussi is strong in the air, a cool and composed finisher with equally impressive dribbling abilities, he has the potential to go onto become key player for Pochettino if he signed him in the summer.
Tottenham Hotspur are long term admirers of Argentine talent Lucas Alario, having been linked to him in consecutive transfer windows. According to The Sun, it claimed the North London club are seriously interested in the forward last summer, and it was cited by The Independent in January that Tottenham were considering to bring him to the White Hart Lane.
The 24-year-old has grown into one of the brightest strikers in Argentina in the past few years after he moved to River Plate in July 2015. This season in the Argentine Primera Division, Alario has scored 6 times from 16 appearances and has created 2 assists for teammates.
Having been reserved as the next biggest forward to emerge from Argentina, he has shown the abilities to make it count on the big stages. As an all-round player with good temperament and great goals-scoring prowess, Alario could be the answer for the Spurs second striker woes.