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26th Jun, 2018 | 11:52am

Tottenham keen on South American attacker lighting up WC - report

Tottenham are interested in signing attacker Juan Quintero, who is on loan at River Plate from Porto, according to a report.

Argentina publication Ole claims that Spurs, Real Madrid and Krasnodar could be keen on trying to land his signature following his impressive display so far this summer at the World Cup for Colombia.

It is understood that Argentinian outfit River Plate can exercise an option to sign the 25-year-old on a permanent basis for £3.3million.

The report details that the versatile attacker will then have a release clause of £19.4million at River Plate if he does join them, which clubs across Europe will have to match.

Football Insider verdict:

Quintero has looked a technically gifted player so far for Columbia at the World Cup and English audiences may even get to watch him up close if the two nations are drawn together in the last 16, something which is on the cards right now. He is one of the breakout stars at the major tournament so far and it makes sense that he is now being linked with a big-money move. However, Spurs should be cautious about potentially splashing out on a deal for the World Cup star, as his form at domestic level in the past is not brilliant. His only spell in Europe has been with parent club Porto and he has enjoyed a mediocre time in Portugal. The Premier League is a completely different animal that could prove too much for him and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to try bring in players that can compete with the likes of Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen for a starting position.

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