Five facts about reported Tottenham target Antonio Sanabria

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The talented youngster is believed to be attracting the interest of Mauricio Pochettino.

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Antonio Sanabria is reportedly on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur after Mauricio Pochettino made a personal phone call to alert the 20-year old of his interest, according to talkSPORT.

The Paraguayan enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Sporting Gijon last season, bagging 11 goals in 30 appearances and he now appears close to an exit from AS Roma.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Sanabria is just the type of promising young forward Pochettino would love to bring in to support Harry Kane and if the reports are to be believed he could well be on his way to White Hart Lane soon.

Here are five facts about Antonio Sanabria:

1) He’s a 20-year-old, 5”11 striker with a record of 14 goals in 43 professional appearances.

2) He began playing futsal in his native Paraguay before transitioning to football and joining the Cerro Porteno academy.

3) He moved to Spain in 2007, aged 11, and joined local Sitges club La Blanca Subur CF before joining Barcelona’s academy in 2009.

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goalSporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goal

4) He has since had spells with Barcelona B, Sassulo, AS Roma and most recently Sporting Gijon on loan.

5) He is a full Paraguayan international, having made six appearances since his debut in August 2013.

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