Maurizio Pochettino, 19, has joined Watford on a free transfer, bringing to an end the last Pochettino link with Tottenham after his father, Mauricio, and brother, Sebastian – a sports scientist – left the club in November 2019.
Born in Barcelona while his father was playing for Espanyol, Maurizio joined Spurs from Southampton in 2015. A right sided midfielder, Pochettino was a regular for Tottenham’s youth sides, making nearly 50 appearances for the U23s and U18s. However, the route to first team football was crowded and he leaves the club without making his first team debut, with his contract set to expire on 30 June 2021.
Pochettino joins Watford on a four year contract and, although he will start in their U23s, he will be hopeful that Xisco Munoz will give him his opportunity in the first team in the near future.
Maurizio is not the only footballing son that Watford have signed this transfer window with Dennis Bergkamp’s son, Mitchel, also moving to Vicarage Road.
Good luck Poch Jnr!