Mexican-based youngster Antonio Pedroza claims he has agreed a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, reports Setanta Sports.
Pedroza, 20, was born in Chester but plays for Jaguares in the Mexican top flight and has been the subject of interest from both Chelsea and Arsenal in the past.
“I can announce that my transfer to Tottenham has been arranged,” said Pedroza. “I didn’t want to renew my contract with Jaguares because I knew that there was a chance to be transferred to a team in the Premier League.
“I am very happy and satisfied having played for an important team like Jaguares and now have the chance to make a dream come true to play in Europe.”
The young striker says there are just a few minor details to sort out before he travels to London to complete his move.
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Niang link surfaces.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are set to rival Manchester City in the chase for Caen striking sensation M´Baye Niang.
The 16-year-old has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1, scoring three times in seven appearances since making his debut in April, and is regarded as one of the best prospects in France. Niang, of Senegalese descent, and can also play as an attacking midfielder and Spurs have tracked the teenager´s progress for some time.
However, they have now decided to make a move after learning of City´s interest. The Eastlands outfit has already made contact but Caen say Tottenham have offered around £7m and believe he will stand a better chance of breaking into the first team at White Hart Lane.
Pavlyuchenko Anzhi link.
Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is being lined up mega-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in their quest for Champions League football, says the Daily Express.
Billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov, who bought Anzhi in January, has already attracted Brazilian superstar Roberto Carlos to the club with a £9m contract and is now ready to turn his attention to Pavlyuchenko.
Kerimov has also offered Dunga £4.5m-a-year to be their next Coach, but current Anzhi boss Gadzhi Gadzhiev says: “We would be interested in Pavlyuchenko, especially as he has a Russian passport. If it happens he would strengthen our team.
“Maybe there have been some preliminary discussions but I’m not asked in advance on every conversation. I’m generally only asked if there is the question of whether I need the player or not.”
The Russians are willing to pay around £10m for Pavlyuchenko but Spurs will want at least £15m.
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