Report: Tottenham want 'new Riquelme' Agustin Almendra; valued at £23.5m

Boca Juniors midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring against River Plate during their Argentine first division football matchat "La Bombonera" stadium in...

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want to bring Boca Juniors' Agustin Almendra to the Premier League, despite interest from PSG, Inter Milan, Napoli and Benfica.

Agustin Almendra of Boca Juniors drives the ball during a group G match between Boca Juniors and Atletico Paranaense as part of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019 at Estadio Alberto J....

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Argentine starlet Agustin Almendra, according to Il Mattino, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side certainly have their work cut out.

Boca Juniors have produced some marvellous talents over the last 15 years or so, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Gago, Ever Banega and Nico Gaitan all coming through the ranks, and Almendra appears to have all the potential to follow in their footsteps by making a move to Europe.

 

The 19-year-old midfielder is a real all-round talent though it is his superb dribbling ability which catches the eye.

Almendra has even been compared to Argentine legend Juan Roman Riquelme, the mercurial play-maker, who is arguably one of the most talented number tens of the 21st century (Spazio Napoli).

Boca Juniors midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring against River Plate during their Argentine first division football matchat

So no wonder there is plenty of interest in the teenager.

Il Mattino reports that a Tottenham Hotspur side who reached the Champions League final earlier this month are keen to snap up one of South America’s most exciting young talents this summer with Boca Juniors willing to sell for £23.5 million.

Unfortunately for Spurs, PSG, Inter Milan and Benfica are also circling while Napoli have held talks with Almendra’s representatives.

Agustin Almendra of Boca Juniors kicks the ball during a round of sixteen second leg match between Boca Juniors and Godoy Cruz at Estadio Alberto J. Armando on May 05, 2019 in Buenos Aires,...

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