Serbia's midfielder Sasa Lukic (L) and Spain's midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal and Serbia's midfielder Andrija Zivkovic vie for the ball
According to a report from Calcio Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal – but face competition from Juventus and Inter Milan.
Oyarzabal, 20, joined Real Sociedad from hometown club Eibar back in 2011, before heading back to Eibar on loan in 2013, and he has since become a key first team player for Real Sociedad.
The wide man has now hit 12 goals in 70 games for Real Sociedad, with his form this season unsurprisingly attracting major interest, given that he has hit seven goals and two assists in ten games in all competitions.
Real Sociedad's midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal
With six La Liga goals in just eight appearances this term, Oyarzabal is now wanted by Juventus and Inter Milan, though Calcio Mercato report that Tottenham Hotspur are battling them for his signature.
A star of the Spanish Under-21 side, Oyarzabal already has one senior cap for Spain, and he looks destined for stardom after his superb start to this season, with a move in 2018 potentially on the cards.
Tottenham do have attacking options such as Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Moussa Sissoko, but interest in Oyarzabal may say more about the future of Erik Lamela.
Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad controls the ball
Oyarzabal is a technically-gifted left-footed winger who predominantly plays on the right side, cutting in onto his left foot, where he can come infield and get on the ball, rather than take on full backs on the outside, where his lack of blistering pace may show up.
Lamela has many similar traits, and his year-long injury battle may leave manager Mauricio Pochettino considering other options – and young Spaniard Oyarzabal fits the bill for Spurs given his age and his huge potential.