Could Pochettino be targeting Adarabioyo as Carter-Vickers' long-term defensive partner?

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with the Manchester City youngster.

Manchester City's Tosin Adarabioyo (R) in action with Leicester City's Keenan King

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs monitoring the situation of Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo, and while he is only 18 the rumour means there is a tantalising prospect for Spurs fans a few years down the line.

Tottenham have their own 18-year-old centre-back tipped for big things in the form of Cameron Carter-Vickers, and if Adarabioyo does ultimately join him at White Hart Lane the pair could go on to form the defensive pairing of the future in North London.

Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers in action with Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey

Adarabioyo has only made one first-team appearance for City and he is said to be considering his future with just a year remaining on his current contract.

Despite impressing for the Blues during their pre-season tour, his future remains unclear, and if he wanted to join a club where youth is nurtured effectively and regularly he could not do much better than Tottenham.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

He would not feature regularly for the first-team from the outset of course, but with Spurs in four competitions and Federico Fazio moving on, he may have chances to form a fledgling partnership with Carter-Vickers in the early rounds of cup competitions.

Adarabioyo is a gifted young defender who, alongside Carter-Vickers, could form the bedrock of Tottenham’s back line for a decade, so it is no surprise Spurs are said to be tracking him so closely, and even less surprising that City are desperate for him to finally sign a new deal with time running out.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala in action with Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers

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