Italian newspaper TMW recently claimed that Newell’s Old Boys were close to making a decision over the future of Tottenham Hotspur linked Ezequiel Ponce.
Earlier this week, they claimed that a decision could have been made to sell him to the North London club before the close of play on Friday, but the latest update suggests Spurs may have to wait until the summer to do a deal.
The 17-year-old striker is rated as one of the best Argentine prospects to emerge in recent years, with Spurs reportedly battling against Serie A side Roma to do a deal for him.
TMW claims Roma have the edge but with a permanent deal unlikely to happen until the summer, Spurs still have time to react and stress why they are a better long term proposition for the player than Roma.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has shown a recent willingness to use younger players in his first team and Ponce would appear to be a talent from his homeland that he’s keen on investing in.