‘A guy they have watched’ – Alasdair Gold gives update on Spurs’ link with right-back

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed on his YouTube channel that Tottenham Hotspur have watched LA Galaxy right-back Julian Araujo but claimed that the North London club will not be moving for him during the January transfer window.

Multiple reports claimed last week that Tottenham were interested in a deal for Araujo.

The American defender has been earning rave reviews since breaking into the LA Galaxy side last year and looks set to have a big future.

The Sunday People (as relayed by AS) reported that Tottenham had stolen a march on Juventus and are looking to sign the 19-year-old for around €5m (£4.5m).

Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur even claimed that Spurs are in the process of finalising a deal for the youngster.

However, Gold has now insisted that the deal is nowhere near close and is unlikely to happen before the end of the month.

However, the journalist did not rule out the possibility of Spurs making a move for the USA international in the future.

Speaking about the speculation linking the club with a move for Araujo, Gold said: “I get asked ‘oh is this happening, it must be happening, they say it’s in the final stages’ and it’s like ‘no it’s not’.

“You know I saw, Julian Araujo, the 19-year-old right-back from LA Galaxy was one I saw on when I was just about to settle for the game at Marine. Again, there’s nothing in it.

“It’s a guy they have watched, I understand, Spurs, but ultimately it’s not one for this window, maybe one for the future he’s a very young guy.”

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A right-back is certainly not likely to be top of our wish list as we are fairly well stocked in the area, with Tanganga also being able to cover for Doherty and Aurier in case of an injury crisis.

While Araujo does seem like a promising talent who could develop into a top full-back, we saw with the case of DeAndre Yedlin that performing in the Premier League is a whole different ball game compared to the MLS.

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