Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing Spanish breakthrough talent Mikel Oyarzabal, who has scored seven goals for Real Sociedad this season.
Calciomercato report Tottenham are battling Juventus for his signature - but Newcastle United should pay close attention to his situation.
Managed by respected Spanish boss Rafa Benitez, Newcastle's rumoured takeover will transform their transfer budget for the January transfer window.
But money is not Newcastle's strongest argument. Instead they need to point to new signing Mikel Merino.
Newcastle loaned Merino from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and have been so impressed by him they quickly agreed a deal to sign him permanently.
The success of the young Spanish midfielder should persuade Newcastle to pursue Oyarzabal, and believe a deal is possible.
Oyarzabal, 20, is a winger who has already been capped by Spain, but while he remains a Real Sociedad player, bigger clubs will continue to hover.
Newcastle must try to persuade him that they are the right club for him at this stage of his career, and need to only point to Merino to demonstrate to the youngster it can be a positive career move.