Tottenham maintain interest in Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte after summer approach

Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte is being watched by Tottenham.

A Bola says Tottenham were interested in a move for Ugarte in the summer and even reached out to Sporting to discuss his availability earlier this year, although he ultimately ended up staying with his current employers.

It seems as if the 21-year-old could be targeted by Spurs once again when the January window opens, though, with an impressive World Cup campaign able to give them plenty of food for thought.

Those in power at Tottenham have continued to scout Ugarte over the course of this season and will be running the rule over his performances for Uruguay in Qatar.

He is one of just two players born in 2001 set to represent La Celeste at the World Cup, with Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri the other, and will be desperate to stamp his authority on the international stage between now and the end of the tournament.