Tottenham Hotspur officials watched Valencia duo Jesus Vazquez and Cristhian Mosquera in action for Spain Under-19s on Wednesday, according to Super Deporte (via Sport Witness).
The young Spaniards played out a 2-2 draw with Austria in an Under-19 European Championship qualifier.
Mosquera, 17, lined up at centre-half, with Vazquez, 19, stationed on the left side of the back four.
Both players were apparently ‘on top form’, delivering ‘outstanding’ performances in front of their potential suitors.
Tottenham were one of a whopping 18 clubs to send ‘top’ officials to run the rule over Vazquez and Mosquera.
They were impressed by the players’ physicality as well as their technical skill.
The report stresses, though, that both are ‘contractually protected’, with their deals running until 2025.
And they specify that Mosquera’s deal includes a €25million release clause (£20.8million).
It’s going to be difficult to land either of these players given the extent of the competition.
Super Deporte remarked that it felt like ‘half of Europe’ were in attendance on Wednesday, with the likes of Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain also casting a watchful eye over proceedings.
Spurs’ recruitment team will perhaps look to capitalise on their prior relationship with counterparts at Valencia, having negotiated a loan move for Bryan Gil late in the January transfer window.
Talent scout Jacek Kulig has named Mosquera among an ‘extremely talented’ crop of rising Spanish stars, but will Spurs be willing to shell out nearly £21million for a player with so little experience, or will they try to reach a compromise?
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