Rodrigo Hernández :- The player to give Pochetino his first silverware?

Tottenham continue with their fine form in race for Premier League tittle as they thrash Leicester City last weekend. The Lilywhites put three goals pass Kasper Schmeichel thanks to Davidson Sanchez, Christian Erikson and Heung-min Son who were the goalscorers.

Jamie Vardy, who earlier missed from the spot, pulled one for the visitors but it wasn’t enough to draw the them back into the game.

Their victory over the Foxes saw them cut the gap separating them from Manchester City and Liverpool to just five points and it will be out of place to write off Pochetino’s men in the race for the Premier League title.

As much as the North London club have been doing fine under Pochetino this season, Mauricio Pochetino won’t hide from the fact that he need to reinforce his team in the summer.

The Argentine manager failed to add any player to his squad prior to the start of this campaign, becoming the first manager who failed to add any player to his team since transfer window was introduced into the game.

Considering the list of injuries facing his team during the winter transfer market, many Tottenham fans were expecting new faces at Wembley who will serve as short-term replacement for injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Much to their surprise, the 45-year-old tactician didn’t spend any amount on new players throughout the January transfer market.

However, Pochetino has got to make some new signings in the summer and one player he should be targeting is Atletico Madrid’s 22-year-old midfielder Rodrigo Hernández Cascante.

The 45million-rated youngster joined the La Liga giants from Villarreal for just £18m in the summer and he’s been a hit for Diego Simeone’s side.

Rodrigo has started 22 matches for the Spanish Capital and his performances has been nothing short of brilliance.

His ball-winning ability at the middle of park will be an added advantage to Mauricio Pochetino’s team should he eventually switch to the North London club.

Despite being a natural defensive midfielder, Rodrigo sometimes play in an advanced position at the middle of the pitch, hence, he will provide more threat to Tottenham’s attacking prowess.

He has an impressive record of 3.2 tackles per game and he equally possess strong aerial ability. This means he won’t have to complain about the League’s physical nature.

Paying £45m for player who will make his team real title contenders shouldn’t be a problem for Pochetino and his employers in the summer.

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