Italian press: Tottenham have concrete interest in Inter's Diego Laxalt, Watford also keen

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in Inter Milan winger Diego Laxalt.

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According to the major Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford are interested in signing Inter Milan winger Diego Laxalt.

Laxalt, 23, emerged as a wonderkid during his time with Defensor Sporting and the Uruguayan Under-20 side, and he earned a huge move to Inter Milan in January 2013 off the back of that potential.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Primarily a left winger who can also play in central midfield, as well as at wing back, Laxalt has yet to play a competitive game for Inter, having spent almost all of his time away on loan with Italian rivals.

Laxalt spent the 2013/14 season at Bologna before joining Empoli for the first half of the 2014/15 season, and then joined Genoa on an 18-month loan deal.

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Last season saw Laxalt play just eight times for Genoa, but this term he has been a key player, racking up 35 appearances, scoring three goals and notching four assists.

Now, Laxalt is heading back to Inter Milan - or possibly not. Major Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Laxalt has 'concrete interest' from two Premier League clubs; Tottenham Hotspur and Watford.

General view of a flag outside the stadium before the game

Spurs are searching for another winger this summer after some inconsistent displays from Son Heung-min and Nacer Chadli this past season, and whilst Laxalt may not set pulses racing at White Hart Lane, he could be a smart addition from Mauricio Pochettino thanks to his pace and versatility.

Meanwhile, Watford are now managed by Walter Mazzarri, who signed Laxalt for Inter more than three years ago - and a reunion could be appealing to the Uruguayan, but with Genoa keen to land him permanently, this could be an interesting transfer battle this summer.

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