Tottenham are set to join the race to sign Colombian playmaker Juan Quintero, according to reports.
The midfielder has been one of the standout performers at the World Cup so far, scoring in Colombia's opening game against Japan whilst also bagging himself two assists in their final two group games - helping his side reach the round of 16.
Fans will be excited to see what the 25-year-old can do when his side meet England in the round of 16 on Tuesday evening, and it now looks as though Tottenham fans will be taking a keen interest in his performance as according to La Nueva Deporte, Tottenham have now joined the race to sign the midfielder.
Like to see this happen looked fairly decent at World Cup— Simon Sanders (@siespurs76) June 29, 2018
Hope so he has been quality— Andy THFC (@andynolanmb20) June 28, 2018
This would be great. Been very impressed with him— soccersource (@soccersource) June 29, 2018
I've seen him twice and love him. Even if he ends up flopping I'm all about signing a much hyped WC player on the off chance— Paradoxymoron (@Xander_Wood) June 28, 2018
I’d love him at spurs, Poch would do a good job with him.COYS— Juan (@jcarros3) June 29, 2018
Unfortunately for Spurs fans, signing him may prove to be a problem. Quintero is currently on loan at River Plate and is set to return to his parent club Porto on December 31, meaning Spurs would likely have to wait a while before they can be cleared to approach the player.
Even then, included in his contract is a clause which gives River Plate an option to buy the playmaker for just £3m, meaning they may decide to pull the trigger on a permanent signing before any other club can steal him away.
Spurs fans will face an agonising wait to see his situation unfold, however in the meantime they'll be hoping their golden boy Harry Kane can produce a good performance and help send England through to the quarter finals.