Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of signing Juventus starlet Iago Falque on loan, according to reports.

The highly-rated Spanish youth international is due to arrive in north London for a medical later today, according to reports in the player's homeland, with a season-long deal expected to be completed at White Hart Lane in the next 24 hours.

SkySports report that the bianconeri have only allowed the player to move on loan, despite Spurs' interest in a permanent move, because the 21-year-old has only recently signed a new deal at the Juventus Arena keeping him in Italy until 2014.

After signing in 2008 from the Barcelona second string, Falque enjoyed loan spells with Bari and Villarreal B in the last two seasons, and is set to move again, this time to England.

"Iago loves big challenges and this with Spurs is very important," said the player's father, Falque Snr.

"It will be hard, but he will fight for his place."


Tottenham Hotspur appear have beaten off competition from Rayo Vallecano, Celta Vigo and Levante to seemingly seal the player's signature, and Falque is set to rival Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon for a place in Harry Redknapp's starting line-up.

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