Spurs want to move quickly for Vadillo.
There is much excitement surrounding Real Betis youngster Alvaro Vadillo, who has been targeted by Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid and now Tottenham, reports the Mirror.
The 18-year-old has been touted as the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ in La Liga and Spurs are keen to jump to the front of the queue for Vadillo, as the winger is seen as a long-term replacement for Gareth Bale.
Whilst Bale is likely to stay at White Hart Lane for one more season, the future of the Welshman in north London is somewhat murky and manager Andre Villas-Boas is already planning ahead.
Vadillo broke into the Betis first team in early 2013, having progressed from the club’s youth academy and going onto play 20 first team matches.
The La Liga side were extremely impressive in Spain last season – finishing seventh and grabbing a Europa League spot – and the teenager was part of that success.
As a result Vadillo has been targeted by some of Europe’s elite clubs, who are keen to snap up the protege before the winger’s value rockets further.
It’s understood that the Betis starlet has been learning to speak English for the past two years and would therefore find settling in north London a lot easier.
With the likes of Madrid, United and the Gunners also interested AVB will have to act quickly however and Vadillo could have at least one season as understudy to Bale at Spurs, before the Wales international makes his expected departure next summer.