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Maurizio Pochettino gets New Contract, Gabriel Martinelli out Until Next Season

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Maurizio Pochettino, the son of the immediate past manager of Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino, has been given a contract extension despite the fact that his father is no longer the manager of the club.

His current contract ought to have expired on June 30th this month but the 19-year-old Spanish footballer will remain at the North London club until 30th of June 2022.

Maurizio Pochettino is a right-winger who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur‘s youth team. He joined the club’s football academy in 2017. Tottenham offered him his first professional football contract in July 2019 when his father was still in charge of the team.

It was expected that he would be offloaded since he wasn’t deemed good enough to feature in Tottenham‘s senior team since then and it was just days before the expiration of his current contract.

File photo Maurizio Pochettino and his father Mauricio Pochettino signing a new contract with Tottenham
File photo Maurizio Pochettino and his father Mauricio Pochettino signing a new contract with Tottenham

Despite not being featured in the main team, the Spaniard is enjoying a relatively fair game time in the Premier League 2 level. Before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the junior league, he has scored a goal and made an assist in 8 appearances for Tottenham’s junior team.

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His father, Mauricio Pochettino was asked to leave the club in November 2019 due to poor run of games. He left the club at the 14th position on the league table but his successor, Jose Mourinho was able to lead the club to the 7th spot with 7 games remaining as at this point. The club will face Sheffield United on July 2.

Gabriel Martinelli is out until Next Season:

Gabriel Martinelli
Gabriel Martinelli

Meanwhile, Arsenal football club has confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli would not be available for the club until next season due to a surgery he just underwent.

FutballNews has earlier reported that the 19-year-old Arsenal star injured the cartilage on his left knee in training prior to their game against Southampton but then, the club haven’t confirmed how long he would stay out.

However, in a recent update, the club said that Martinelli has successfully undergone an arthroscopic procedure to “repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee. Will not be available for the current schedule of remaining 2019/20 matches.”

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