Report: Tottenham monitoring Franco Vazquez after seven goals, nine assists this season

Stadio Renzo Barbera

Tottenham are reportedly watching Palermo playmaker Franco Vazquez.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a close eye on Palermo playmaker Franco Vazquez after an impressive season.

Vazquez, 26, was superb in his native Argentina for Belgrano, earning him a 2012 move to Palermo, where he has taken some time to settle before exploding this season - even if he has been overshadowed by team-mate Paulo Dybala.

Vazquez, a lanky attacking midfielder, has seven goals and nine assists to his name for Palermo in 27 games, and despite being born in Argentina, he has now earned his first call-up to the Italy squad having been eligible through his mother.

Unsurprisingly, Vazquez's exploits in Serie A this season are believed to be attracting interest, with Tutto Mercato Web reporting that Mauricio Pochettino has his eye on Vazquez - along with his former club Southampton.

Tottenham regularly use Christian Eriksen in the No. 10 role in Pochettino's 4-2-3-1 system, but the Dane has also featured out on the left hand side this season, and Pochettino may want a more natural No. 10 than someone like Mousa Dembele.

Tutto Mercato Web do also note that right now, Inter Milan are leading the race for Vazquez's signature, whilst Atletico Madrid and Valencia are also credited as being interested in his services.

It appears that interest is building in Vazquez after a superb season, and the technically gifted attacking midfielder could yet end up at White Hart Lane after contributing to 16 goals for Palermo this season.

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