Moustapha Seck is reportedly set to leave Lazio for Roma, having snubbed Tottenham.
General view of the Stadio Olimpico
According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Lazio full back Moustapha Seck has snubbed a move to Tottenham in order to join city rivals Roma.
Seck, 20, was originally on the books with Barcelona, playing for the Catalan giants' Juvenil B side before leaving Spain for Lazio back in the summer of 2013.
Since then, Seck has been playing for Lazio's youth sides, with the hope of eventually rising into the club's first team, just as another former Barcelona youngster has in Balde Keita Diao; another part-Spanish, part-Senegalese starlet.
However, Seck's contract with Lazio has expired, and he won't be renewing his deal with the Rome-based club - but he appears to be staying in the Italian capital regardless.
Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Senegalese left back has undergone a medical to join Lazio's fierce city rivals Roma, in what would be something of a controversial move.
Seck's deal with Roma should be confirmed imminently, meaning he will stay at the Stadio Olimpico for some time yet, although Luciano Spalletti's side didn't have it all their own way in the chase for Seck's signature.
Di Marzio claims that Tottenham also made a move to sign Seck, but he snubbed a move to White Hart Lane in order to stay in the Italian capital and join Roma.
Mauricio Pochettino already has two solid first-team left backs at his disposal in Danny Rose and Ben Davies, but he appears to be keen on adding a youngster to develop behind them - and whilst he missed out on Seck, a move for another young left back wouldn't be a surprise now.
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