Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spotted at Barcelona B game but who was he scouting?

MAURICIO POCHETTINO scouted Barcelona reserves this weekend – renewing speculation he wants teenage midfield sensation Riqui Puig.

The Tottenham chief famously failed to make any signings last summer but has been busy during the international break.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spotted at Barcelona B game but who was he scouting?Instagram4 Barcelona B midfielder Riqui Puig was a stand-out player for their youth team in Europe last season and is thought to have an £88m release clause

Yesterday he saw Spaniard Puig and Co overcome Cornella 2-1 at the Mini Estadi, Barca's smaller stadium next to their Nou Camp.

Barcelona are thought to have tied Puig to an £88million release clause after he shone during last season's Uefa Youth League triumph.

And Poch has previously been linked with other Barcelona youngsters.

But Puig, who has yet to play in La Liga, is rated the pick of the crop.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spotted at Barcelona B game but who was he scouting?4 Barcelona's media team noticed Mauricio Pochettino at their B team and posted this image
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spotted at Barcelona B game but who was he scouting?PA:Press Association4 The Mini Estadi where Barcelona B play is opposite the far more famous Nou Camp

Pochettino was spotted in the stands by Barcelona's media team during the fifth-placed side's Segunda B Division clash against mid-table Cornella.

The trip was not too much of a trek for the former Espanyol and Southampton manager, as he has a home in Barcelona as well as London.

Officially, Pochettino was in the city for for a conference on behalf of the Catalan Football Federation.

But the Argentinian is never one to miss out on a chance to personally check out potential targets.

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