Arsenal looking to beat Spurs to promising Argentina star – report

Arsenal have joined North London rivals Tottenham in the chase for young River Plate defender Emanuel Mammana, according to reports in Italy.

The 19-year-old defender can play at either right-back or centre-back and has already earned one cap for the Argentina national side.

He is highly regarded in his home country and has made six appearances for the River Plate first-team this season.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to further strengthen his backline this summer and could make a move for Mammana, despite interest from Spurs, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has already signed one Argentine defender since joining the club last summer as he brought in Federico Fazio, and he is keen on bringing in Mammana too after sending scouts to watch him play for the Argentina Under-20’s earlier this year.

Though Atletico Madrid could end up being his destination as he currently plays with Diego Simeone’s son, Giovanni, at both River Plate and the national side.

Do Arsenal and Spurs need to strengthen their defences this summer? Should they make a move for Emanuel Mammana?

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