Report: Spurs want Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria, face competition from Southampton

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Tottenham and Southampton are reportedly keen on Roma's Antonio Sanabria, currently on loan at Sporting Gijon.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, Tottenham are interested in signing Roma striker Antonio Sanabria, having been impressed with his performances on loan at Sporting Gijon.

Sanabria, 20, was on the books with Barcelona from 2009 to 2013, emerging as one of the club's big hopes for the future having arrived at the age of just 13.

However, in late 2013, Sanabria snubbed a new contract with Barcelona, and the Paraguayan forward moved on to Roma in January 2014 - but he actually joined Sassuolo because Roma didn't have any more non-EU spots, meaning he only linked up with Roma in July 2014.

After just two appearances appearance last season, which amounted to 33 minutes of action, Sanabria has been loaned out this term, joining up with La Liga side Sporting Gijon on loan.

With ten goals in 18 appearances, Sanabria is showing everybody why two of the world's biggest clubs, Barcelona and Roma, have thought so highly of him - and his performances appear to have triggered interest in his signature.

Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport report that Tottenham Hotspur - desperate for a striker to backup Harry Kane - are keen, with Sanabria offering a potentially perfect option behind Kane, giving Mauricio Pochettino a natural poacher as well as another young player to work with and develop.

They aren't the only ones credited with an interest though, as it's stated that Pochettino's former club Southampton are also interested in Sanabria, along with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Sevilla, meaning Spurs may have to work hard to land the wonderkid striker.

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