Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on young midfielder, Bubacar Djaló, who currently plies his trade at Sporting. He has been dubbed the 'new Paul Pogba' by many in the media, after impressing for the club's youth team. He is just 18-years-old and he currently plays as a defensive midfielder for the Sporting under-19 team which also plays in the UEFA Youth League.
It's not just Spurs who are interested in his services, AS Roma are also looking at his progress and they see his potential in the game and could end up going head-to head with Mauricio Pochettino's men to signing Djaló. His contract is set to expire in July so both clubs, and any others that come in for him, will be looking to get him for a cheap deal or even a free transfer.
Djaló was born in Guinea-Bissau but is also eligible to play for Portugal at international level. He is uncapped, so he is still able to choose, but he is a huge talent and a lot is expected from him in the following years.
Tottenham lead the race for his signature at present but he will not be a guaranteed fixture in the team. They already have young talented players who play the same role as him and they all have excellent potential to improve as well.
Players such as Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Benji Stambouli and also new signing Dele Alli will be providing competition for the Sporting man, should he sign for the White Hart Lane outfit this summer.
Tottenham's academy is excellent, and they also like to sign players whilst they are young and push them through the ranks to become regular first team assets. Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon are the most recent names along with Gareth Bale, who was signed for approximately £10 million and sold for £80 million in a world record transfer deal to Real Madrid.
One other player who they have used this method with is Eric Dier, who they signed at the beginning of the season from Sporting for £4 million. He is 21-years-old and has been used in the England Under-21 set-up after impressing in his short spell in North London.
Maybe Pochettino can strike another deal with the Portuguese team this summer, and get their man on a cut-price deal. #Football