Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Boca Juniors youngster Agustin Almendra, according to reports in Italy.
Almendra, a 19-year-old central midfielder, has scored one goal and provided one assist in the Argentine top-flight so far this season.
Italian outlet Il Mattino claims the teenager is attracting plenty of interest from across Europe, and Napoli are said to have already held talks with his representatives.
However, Spurs’ progress to the Champions League final has put them among the favourites to complete Almendra’s signature, while PSG, Inter Milan and Benfica are also apparently keen.
Boca are believed to value the Argentina youth international at £23.5 million, which is relatively cheap in today’s market – although Almendra is unproven.
Tottenham may have extra pulling power because of Mauricio Pochettino. Juan Foyth was eager to team up with his countryman two years ago, and Almendra might be the same.
Spurs are in need of a new central midfielder following Mousa Dembele’s departure to China in the January transfer window.
Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks have all struggled with fitness issues this term, so Almendra would be a useful addition to the squad.