Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has joined the race for River Plate midfielder Juan Jose Vea Murguia, according to The Mirror.
The 18-year-old midfielder, dubbed the ‘new Messi’ for his style of play, has already rejected a contract offer from River Plate and is likely to move clubs next summer.
Murguia has been offered a chance to play in both Spain and Italy but it is believed that his family would prefer him to join a Premier League side.
The Argentine hotshot is expected to arrive to England during the next few weeks, where he will hold talks with the Tottenham manager.
Murguia is likely to fly to London after taking part in Under-17 South American championship later this month.
The youngster will be able to join Tottenham on a free transfer next summer, but Spurs first want to make sure he is eligible for Spanish citizenship before offering him a long-term deal.
The 18-year-old is touted as one of the hottest prospects in Argentine football, but having yet to make his senior debut, nothing can guarantee that he would be a hit at White Hart Lane.