Tottenham Hotspur want to sign 'jewel' of Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Reports in Spain have linked Tottenham Hotspur with a deal to sign one of Atletico Madrid's bright young stars.

Atletico Madrid have a host of stars who have been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer; Falcao, Diego Costa, Arda Turan, and Adrian Lopez to name a few.

Meet the latest name to be added to that list; Ivan Alejo.

Alejo is 18-years-old and plays on the right wing, a position where Tottenham could do with reinforcements to cover for Aaron Lennon.

Spanish website and radio show Punto Pelota have linked Spurs with signing him this summer, describing him as a 'jewel' of Atletico Madrid's academy.

The report claims Alejo shares the same agent as Gareth Bale, and this could help Spurs to get their man.

Ajejo has in the past been compared to Malaga star and former Betis wide man Joaquin, who was at one stage the most highly rated winger in Spain.

However Atletico may not want to let him go easily, having only signed him up from Real Valladolid a year ago.

Porto, Juventus and Liverpool have all been linked with moves for him in the past, but Punto Pelota have claimed he has a 'firm offer' from Tottenham,

How this one pans out will be interesting, but if Spurs sign him this summer, don't expect him to fly straight into the first team. He is yet to make his debut for Atletico Madrid and has been performing with their youth team, and it is likely he would go into playing with Tottenham's talented under-21 side.

Spurs have in the past snapped up talented Spanish youngsters Iago Falque and Cristian Ceballos, so this one makes a bit of sense, we will just have to see if it materialises into anything or not.


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