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Report: Spurs reach out over 'one of the most exciting players' from Uruguay, Conte's asked Bentancur about him
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Report: Spurs reach out over 'one of the most exciting players' from Uruguay, Conte's asked Bentancur about him

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte.

Portuguese outlet Record – via Sport Witness – spoke today about Spurs and their apparent interest in the 21-year-old.

The outlet features a story about the ‘diamonds’ in the Lisbon giants’ squad.

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Some of their players have their market values going up ‘like an arrow’, among them Ugarte.

And Record writes that Tottenham were one of the clubs who recently made contact for his signing.

The outlet claimed that Spurs boss Antonio Conte has spoken to Rodrigo Bentancur, Ugarte’s Uruguay teammate, to talk about the youngster’s potential.

As well as Tottenham, the likes of Leicester City, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been keeping tabs on Ugarte.

“The leader”

Ugarte’s stock has quickly risen in just the last 18 months.

The youngster came through the ranks at Uruguayan outfit CA Fenix and joined Portuguese outfit Famalicao in January 2021.

Just seven months later, Ugarte made a £5.85m move to Sporting CP, where he has made 47 appearances to date.

The last 12 months have also seen him break into the Uruguay senior national team, winning five caps.

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In May 2020, scouting website Target Scouting deemed Ugarte ‘one of the most exciting players in Uruguay at the moment’, adding that ‘he has a bright future ahead of him’.

And this month, talent scout Jacek Kulig tweeted about Ugarte, calling him “the leader of SCP midfield”.

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