Tottenham now reportedly want £34m World Cup rising star who likes Cristian Romero 'a lot'
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Ecuador international defender Piero Hincapie in recent months.
Back in June, Spurs were apparently preparing a bid for the Bayer Leverkusen ace, a left-footed centre-back.
At the time, The Sun reported that Hincapie boasted a £34million price tag.
In the end, Tottenham opted to sign Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona.
However, it remains to be seen whether Spurs decide to sign the Frenchman permanently.
Now, with the January transfer window looming, Tottenham are apparently eyeing Hincapie once again.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Antonio Conte is a big fan of the 20-year-old.
The Spurs boss, along with Fabio Paratici, are plotting a potential offer for Hincapie, added the report.
Tottenham apparently want to get ahead of their rivals to sign the ‘really impressive’ defender by trying to bring him in next month.
‘A lot’ like Cristian Romero
Hincapie has already made a half-century of appearances for Leverkusen, as well as winning 24 Ecuador caps.
He started every game for his country at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Hincapie’s offensive capabilities and technical ability on the ball, alongside being an elite tackler, make him a brilliant prospect.
He has also previously spoken highly of a player who he could potentially line up alongside at Tottenham – Cristian Romero.
“My brother tells me I’m a lot like him, I like him a lot,” ScoutedFTBL quotes Hincapie as saying.
Hincapie has also expressed his admiration for Barcelona and Spain legend Carles Puyol.
Could he become the next Puyol? If that were to be the case, Tottenham could be getting their hands on a real gem.
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