Report: Tottenham Hotspur lining up trade deal for Watford's Richarlison

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly extremely keen to sign Watford's Richarlison.

Josh Onomah of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews (stadium) on October 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are willing to offer Josh Onomah or Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in a trade deal to land Richarlison from Watford.

Tottenham realise that landing Richarlison from Watford could be difficult in January, as the Hornets are likely to want to keep hold of the 20-year-old attacker.

However, Spurs intend to keep tabs on Richarlison’s progress at Vicarage Road and are already considering making an offer at the end of the season.

Richarlison de Andrade of Watford celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Richarlison has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough since signing for Watford so far, with the winger scoring four times and claiming three assists in 11 Premier League matches.

And Spurs have already been alerted to his talents, with Mauricio Pochettino impressed.

Tottenham have shown a great eye for young talent in recent times, and are keen to bring Richarlison to the club at a time when he can still be developed.

Kevin Strootman (R) of A.S. Roma tries to control the bhall before Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (L) of Tottenham Hotspur during the International Champions Cup (ICC) football between  A.S. Roma...

Richarlison is likely to cost a sizeable amount of money, but Spurs are keen to try and knock the price of any transfer down.

As a result Onomah or N’Koudou could be offered to Watford as a sweetener in any deal, and that comes as a big surprise.

Onomah has always been highly regarded at Spurs, and has impressed on a loan spell at Aston Villa this season, but it seems that Pochettino may just deem the 20-year-old to be expendable now. 

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