Sampdoria joined race for Tottenham Hotspur-linked Ezequiel Ponce - report

Italian club Sampdoria are competing with AS Roma to sign Tottenham Hotspur-linked Ezequiel Ponce from Newell's Old Boys, according to a report.

Sampdoria are reportedly interested in signing Ezequiel Ponce from Newell's Old Boys.

The 17-year-old highly-rated striker has also been on the radar of Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.

Italian giants AS Roma were reported to be closing in on the signature of the teenager, but it has now been claimed that fellow Serie A outfit Sampdoria have stepped up their pursuit.

According to, Roma "had made good progress in their pursuit of Ezequiel Ponce, but now they have to face Sampdoria’s competition.”

Tottenham were linked with the youngster earlier this month, but since then there have no reports claiming that the North London outfit are keen on Ponce.

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