Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente, according to reports in Spain.

Llorente, who joined Sociedad from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, has made 16 appearances in La Liga this season.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Sevilla sporting director Monchi – who recently returned to Seville from Italian club AS Roma – watched Llorente a number of times during his time in Italy.

As a result, Sevilla are said to be considering a move for the centre-back. But Mundo Deportivo claims they could face competition from a number of clubs from the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

Tottenham are chief among his suitors, but Liverpool, Fulham and West Ham United are also believed to be keen on Llorente.

The 25-year-old apparently has a €50 million release clause in his contract. Real Madrid also made sure to include a buy-back clause of €25 million, but the European champions are unlikely to pursue a return.

Spurs will be in need of a new centre-back if Toby Alderweireld leaves this summer as expected. However, the supporters will be hoping the club brings in a player closer to the level of Alderweireld than Llorente.



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