Tottenham are set to rival Manchester United for Watford defender Pervis Estupinan, reports claim.
However, the Premier League pair may also have to contend with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, who are both believed to be ready to pounce on the Ecuador defender.
Estupinan arrived at Vicarage Road in July 2016, but has never made a senior appearance for the Hornets.
Instead he has been loaned out to Granada, Almeria and Mallorca, but he is currently in the middle of a two-year loan with the Osasuna.
In April, United were linked with a €7million swoop for the player, with Ecuadorian outlet Expreso reporting that Atletico were also particularly keen.
Former United star Antonio Valencia gave a ringing endorsement for the player earlier this year and said: “From here, I send all the positive energies to Estupinan.”
Ecuagol via Sport Witness reported that Manchester United’s idea was to buy him the 22-year-old and loan him out to another English side, as they wait for him to get up to speed in the Premier League.
One problem United have though is that Osasuna have an option to buy the full-back.
Estupinan offers expected
And Spanish publication La Razon claim Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will both submit offers in excess of £9m later this summer if Osasuna try and sign the player.
Apparently Barcelona manager Quique Setien wants Estupinan to replace Junior Firpo, while Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is willing to ‘fight tooth and nail’ to sign the defender, according to AS.