Manchester United have a plan to sign and loan Watford left-back Pervis Estupinan, according to a report in his native Ecuador.
The 22-year-old defender is currently in the middle of a two-year loan at Spanish side Osasuna, which is set to run until 2021.
Last month United were linked with a €7m swoop for the player, with Ecuadorian outlet Expreso reporting that Atletico Madrid were also particularly keen.
Now Ecuagol via Sport Witness reports that Estupinan has been interesting United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona as well.
And Manchester United’s idea is to buy him now and loan him out to another English side, as they wait for him to get up to speed in the Premier League.
The Spanish press has already stated that Osasuna would like to keep the player until the summer of 2021, but Watford should have the final decision on his future.
Estupinan joined Watford from LDU Quito in his native Ecuador back in 2016, when he was still a teenager, but is yet to make a senior appearance at Vicarage Road.
The left-back has endured a series of loan spells to Spain, where he has played for Granada, Almeria, Mallorca and Osasuna.