Tottenham eyeing Valencia youngster Federico Cartabia - report

Tottenham Hotspur are keeping close tabs on Valencia winger Federico "Fede" Cartabia during his season-long loan at Cordoba, according to reports.

Tottenham Hotspur are tracking the progress of Valencia midfielder Federico Cartabia, according to reports in Spain.

Cartabia moved to Spain from his native Argentina to join Valencia in 2006 at the age of just 13, and has since progressed through the ranks at the Mestalla as one of the club’s top prospects.

Now aged 21, the promising winger made 40 total appearances for Los Che last season after earning his first-team debut in August 2013, but moved to La Liga rivals Cordoba this past summer on a season-long loan with a purchase option.

According to El Gol Digital, Tottenham are watching developments with a keen interest at this point, and will look to swoop in the summer should a permanent switch fail to materialise.

Having managed Espanyol prior to taking charge at Southampton in January 2013, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is well aware of Cartabia’s potential, and is also said to be keen to add more talent to his squad in wide areas.

The former Argentina Under-20 international, who also possesses an Italian passport, has recorded three goals and four assists in 15 league appearances for Cordoba so far this season, although the Andalusia-based outfit sit 18th in the table at present.

Nevertheless, his impressive performances have not gone unnoticed, and it’s understood that Valencia are now open to offering him the promise of more first-team minutes should he return to the club in the summer.

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