Tottenham are interested in signing Colombia playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero, according to reports in Argentina.
Quintero, who is currently on loan at Argentinian club River Plate from Porto, has been one of the breakout starts at the World Cup finals in Russia.
The 25-year-old deputised for the injured James Rodriguez in Colombia’s opening 2-1 defeat to Japan, scoring a free-kick.
He kept his place for the following match against Poland and provided an assist for Radamel Falcao’s goal in a 3-0 victory.
As a result, Argentinian outlet Ole believes Spurs will battle Real Madrid and Russian side Krasnodar to sign Quintero this summer.
According to HITC, River Plate are set to sign Quintero permanently by taking up a £3 million option to buy that was included in the initial loan deal.
If that happens, Quintero’s new release clause will be £19.5 million, which should be easily affordable for Tottenham.
Question marks have been raised over the midfielder’s form and consistency in the past, so buying him would be a gamble.
Mauricio Pochettino will probably prioritise other targets, but keep an eye on this one.