Argentinian ace Juan Jose Vea Murguia is being touted for a summer move to the Barclays Premier League reports the Daily Mirror.
The River Plate attacking midfielder is being courted by Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, who is looking to bring the South American starlet to White Hart Lane when the transfer window reopens in June.
Murguia is due to play in the South American under-17 championships later this month, and River Plate were keen to tie their upcoming star to a long-term contract in a bid to avoid him being poached by another club.
But the exciting star, who has been compared in style to Argentina’s leading light Lionel Messi has so far refused to sign, having reportedly had his head turned by lucrative offers from other clubs in Spain and Italy.
Spurs are now confident of agreeing a deal for Murguia after his family announced their preference for the player to move to England, leaving River officials furious at the fact they are now likely to receive only a small training fee as compensation when he finally leaves.
Not that Tottenham fans will mind, as Redknapp looks set to open talks as soon as Murguia returns from international duty with a view to signing professional terms at the turn of his 18th birthday in July.
And having come from a Spanish background, Murguia’s European citizenship should help to push through a deal that could see the player move to White Hart Lane permanently in the summer.
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