By Wayne Veysey

23rd Aug, 2016 | 5:30pm

Report: Tottenham eye emerging Ligue 1 star, Arsenal interested

By Tom Blackburn

Monaco left-back Ruben Vinagre is attracting interest from Premier League trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City, according to a report.

Portuguese newspaper Record claim all three sides are keeping tabs on the 17-year-old, with a host of clubs in Portugal also interested.

It is said the defender caught the eye of the European heavyweights while playing for his country at the Under-17s European Championship in Azerbaijan.

Vinagre joined Monaco last summer having left Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer, but is yet to make his debut for the French side.

Tottenham have been particularly active in bringing young talent into their first team in recent years.

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Last season English youngsters Harry Kane and Dele Alli were stars for the north London club, while Kyle Walker and Danny Rose have also become established first-team players having signed as youngsters.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not afraid to bring young players into the team either, and he has already given senior responsibility to 20-year-old Rob Holding.

Holding signed for the Gunners this summer for £2million from Bolton, and has been instantly involved in first team affairs as Arsenal made a shaky start to the Premier League.

They opened with a 4-3 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates, before drawing 0-0 with Leicester at the weekend.

In other Tottenham transfer news, their star may be lured to the Bundesliga by German giants.