If Tottenham sign Rafael Mir he would take their U23s by storm

General view of construction at White Hart Lane before the match

The reported Tottenham Hotspur target would be an instant hit in the second string but would need time before breaking into the senior side.

According to a recent report from Super Deporte, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Valencia youngster Rafael Mir this summer, and while he would not be an instant hit at White Hart Lane he would take their under-23 side by storm.

Some Spurs fans may question why they need another teenager destined for a year or two on the periphery, but Mir is a majestic talent who, in time, could become a key player in North London.

Given his age and his lack of first-team action to date, he would be best suited to a season with Tottenham’s second string, where he could get used to his new surroundings and build long-term relationships on the field with the likes of Kyle Walker-Peters and Marcus Edwards.

Mir is predominantly a right winger although he can also play on the opposite flank or as a central striker if required, and that versatility means it is no surprise Tottenham are planning a move.

With six goals and three assists in seven under-19 matches for Valencia and a further nine goals in 31 games for their B team, he is certainly making waves, and he could be the under-23 sensation of next season if he does arrive at Tottenham this summer.

Just do not expect too much, too soon.

His time will come, but much like Shilow Tracey before him, he would be signed very much as a future investment rather than an immediate solution.

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