Bubacar Djalo: Tottenham Hotspur look to sign 'new Paul Pogba' on a free

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with signing Bubacar Djalo.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked by The Mirror with signing Bubacar Djalo on a free transfer from Sporting Lisbon.

The paper describe him as the 'new Paul Pogba', and cite his expiring contract as a way for Spurs to snap him up on a cheap deal.

Djalo is a defensive midfielder who only turned 18-years-old earlier this month.

He played in the UEFA Youth League earlier this season for Sporting five times, scoring against Schalke and providing an assist over Maribor. However he was also part of the same team which lost 5-0 and 6-0 to Chelsea's under-19s.

The teenager is eligible to play for either Portugal or Guinea-Bissau at international level, but has not been capped for either so far.

Tottenham are not the only ones interested in Djalo. FootballItalia reported earlier this month that Serie A side Roma are also considering signing him.

Such labels as the comparison to Juventus and France star Paul Pogba are often placed on young players and frequently it's impossible to match the expectations.

If Tottenham's scouts, headed up by Paul Mitchell who joined from Southampton earlier this season, see enough in Djalo that he is worth pursuing however, the fact he is out of contract makes it easier to snap him up, and he would be another exciting youngster to add to the mix in midfield behind Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, and Dele Alli.

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