Tottenham Hotspur are keen admirers of Benfica's Eduardo Salvio. The Argentinian winger has had an excellent season in the Portuguese first league and his performances have helped to propel the club to the top of the league.

Mauricio Pochettino has signalled he likes the player and is willing to match the £20 million valuation of him. He has a very good scoring record, with seven goals from 18 starts from the right wing and, at 24-years old he has a bright future in the game. He already has a lot of experience in the Champions League as well as being in the Atlético Madrid set-up, before he made his big money signing to Benfica, in which he broke the club's' record transfer fee for a player in 2012.

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He's a quick player with excellent dribbling attributes and a keen eye for goal. He is seen as the ideal player at Spurs with the long-term futures of Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend still undecided.

Salvio was being watched by Tottenham scouts at Benfica's last game against Vitória de Setúbal, as they won 3-0 with him impressing the audience during the night. He has also been monitored by Liverpool and Manchester United in recent times, but Spurs are said to be leading the race for his signature. Pochettino is also set to revive his interest in his former player, Jay Rodriguez, but Salvio is another option for the White Hart Lane outfit this summer.

Both players are valued in similar regions, with Rodriguez also being very capable in playing as a striker. Pochettino may see him as his number one target, but he will face competition from Manchester City, who regard him as a top transfer target also.

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Spurs have also been linked with Salvio's teammate, Nicolas Gaitan, during the last two campaigns, but Salvio's outstanding form this season has seen him become a huge star in Portugal, enhancing his reputation in the national set up.

He has five caps to his name in a star studded squad, with players such as Angel Di Maria, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Erik Lamela, Lionel Messi and co playing similar positions to Salvio.

Whether Spurs get Rodriguez or Salvio is still undecided, but both players will be amongst their top transfer targets as Pochettino looks to mould his own squad this summer. #Football