Tottenham schedule Tuesday meeting about signing emerging Brazil star - report
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham are set to hold a meeting about signing Brazilian sensation Guilherme Arana, according to a report.
Italian website Tuttomercatoweb claim that Spurs will meet with Arana’s agent on Tuesday about the Brazilian defender moving to White Hart Lane.
The report details that Spurs are keen on the 19-year-old, who plays for Brazilian side Corinthians, but will have to fight off tough competition from Schalke.
It is believed that the German side have also made contact with Arana’s representatives and are interested in the left-back.
Spurs do have the slight advantage that they have previously negotiated a deal with Corinthians before, with midfielder Paulinho joining the club in 2013.
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The north London club are also competing in the Champions League, while Schalke could only offer Europa League football.
Arana has made just 14 senior appearances for Corinthians to date, scoring two goals in the process.
The left-back has also made two appearances for Brazil’s Under-20s side and played 90 minutes in the 2-1 victory against England.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino already has two capable left-backs in Danny Rose and Ben Davies, but may be tempted by youngster Arana.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have made an approach for a £20million-rated attacker after he was watched six times by scouts.