Spurs battling with CL rivals for €15m-rated Portugal starlet

Date published: Thursday 2nd May 2019 5:56 - Samuel Bannister

Champions League semi-final opponents Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax will go head to head for the signing of a Portuguese defensive starlet, reports claim.

According to Record, Spurs and Ajax are both interested in 20-year-old Porto defender Diogo Queiros, who played and scored in the recent UEFA Youth League final against Chelsea, featuring as captain.

Despite not making a senior appearance for the Portuguese giants yet, Queiros has made nearly 50 appearances for Porto’s B team – who play in the second tier – and has been capped by Portugal at U20 level.

The Portuguese source claims that Spurs are looking to replicate the deal they did for Eric Dier five years ago, when they snapped up the English midfielder from Porto’s domestic rivals Sporting before he had become a fully integrated part of the first team.

It is claimed that it will take between €12m and €15m to land Queiros, who has a release clause of €25m and is under contract until 2021.

Ajax have wanted him for longer, but Spurs’ interest is serious, after scouts were impressed by his performances in the Youth League.


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