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Tottenham are targeting Villarreal’s much-loved left-back Pervis Estupinan as they look to continue their activities with the Champions League semi-finalists, according to reports in Spain. Earlier this week, Spurs held talks with their La Liga counterparts over a potential swap deal involving Giovani Lo Celso and Pau Torres.
Villarreal are keen to land the Argentina attacking midfielder on a permanent basis after a successful loan spell in the second half of last season.
Talks are continuing, with Tottenham also keen to explore a potential deal for Spain international defender Torres, who is also a target for Manchester United.
Spurs are yet to decide whether they will move forward for Torres following main target Alessandro Bastoni’s decision to stay at Inter Milan.
According to Spanish outlet MARCA, Estupinan is also a hot topic in North London and the full-back agent is already working on a deal.
Tottenham sources have since played down links to the player, insisting he is not an active target.
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If Spurs were to strike a deal, it wouldn’t be Estupinan’s first spell in England.
The 24-year-old technically spent four seasons with Watford, although he didn’t appear for the Hornets after a series of loan spells with Granada, Algeria, Mallorca and Osasuna, where he really impressed during the 2019 season. /20.
His form encouraged Villarreal to move on and now the Yellow Submarine could be ready to offload at the right price.
Tottenham already have a number of options at left-back, most notably after signing Ivan Perisic on a free transfer from Inter Milan.
Ryan Sessegnon finished the season strong and remains a key part of Conte’s plans moving forward.
The same can’t be said for Sergio Reguilon, who will be sold this summer if a suitable offer arrives.
Perisic’s versatility and experience mean he should also play in attack for Tottenham, as well as at the back, where he thrived under Conte at the San Siro.
Matt Doherty is also expected to provide additional coverage at the back once he returns from his knee injury.