Tottenham Hotspur are keen to bolster their midfield ranks with the signing of Boca Juniors youngster Agustin Almendra, according to Il Mattino.
The 19-year-old is set to be one of Argentina’s most sought-after footballers this summer. Mauricio Pochettino will face competition for his signature from PSG, Inter Milan, Benfica and Napoli.
Spurs haven’t signed a player since the signing of Lucas Moura from PSG in January 2018. Having reached the Champions League final this season; Pochettino will be keen to get closer to Manchester City in the race for the title next season.
A skilful midfielder, Almendra boasts mesmerising dribbling qualities. Spazio Napoli has previously likened the midfielder to former Boca fan favourite Juan Roman Riquelme.
Spurs could do with some competition for places in midfield. Moussa Dembele departed for China in January and he hasn’t really been replaced.
This is the sort of signing that will delight the Spurs faithful, even if Almendra isn’t a household name to English football supporters.
Boca Juniors have nurtured some fine players in the past. Carlos Tevez, Fernando Gago, Martin Palermo and Walter Samuel and Nicolas Gaitan have all reaped the benefits of playing for the club.
Spurs could do with an injection of flair into their team and Alemendra can provide that. His presence in the middle of the park will excite supporters and he could be just the creative spark they need to progress.
The competition for his signature will be stern. Winning the Champions League next month, however, might just make Spurs the most attractive destination.