Tottenham target Colombian playmaker Juan Quintero

Juan Quintero

According to Goal, Tottenham are targeting Colombian midfielder, Juan Fernando Quintero.

Quintero would reportedly cost Spurs around 25 million Euros if they wished to sign him, they may also face competition from Real Madrid.


Quintero began his career at  Colombian side Envigado in 2009. He would then move to Atlético Nacional in 2012, for whom he would play 16 games.

The Colombian then spent several years out on loan at various different clubs before signing for FC Porto in 2013 for a  fee in the region of £9 million.

However, Quintero has struggled to hold down a regular starting place for Porto. He has played just 64 games in five years for them, in which he has scored seven and assisted 11.

The attacking midfielder also spent last season out on loan at River Plater and after they chose to sign him on a permanent basis, he could cost Spurs around 25 million Euros.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Where would Quintero fit in?

Even though Quintero has been very impressive throughout his career, it is hard to see him breaking into Spurs front four at this time.

Son Heung-min, Deli Ali and Christian Eriksen are all top quality players and at this moment in time, are all probably better than Quintero.

They also already have two solid back up wingers in Erik Lamella and Lucas.

So, if Quintero were to move to London this summer, he would likely spend much of the season as a substitute.

Therefore, maybe Quintero would be better of signing for a side that would be able to guarantee him a lot more game time than Spurs would be able to.

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