ESPN journalist Diego Montalvan has confirmed on Twitter that Tottenham are keeping an eye on Peruvian defender Jhilmar Lora. 

Lora, 21, has emerged as an exciting prospect over the last three campaigns with domestic top-flight side Club Sporting Cristal. 

He has already earned managed to earn six appearances for Peru, which have included him becoming the first player born in the 21st century to make his debut at the Copa America. 

Lora’s displays have since garnered attention from a host of clubs across Europe, namely in the Premier League, with Planet Sport reporting north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are among those monitoring his progress. 

And Peruvian reporter Montalvan has since confirmed that the pair indeed are interested in the right-back, but are also scouring the rest of South America for additions ahead of next season. 

In total, Lora has already clocked up more than 40 appearances for Sporting Cristal, providing four assists in that time (Transfermarkt). 

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South America is very much an underused direct market for Premier League clubs so it will be interesting to see how such a move could progress in the summer. 

At 21, Lora will have plenty of ways he can develop to keep getting better, but the fact he is continuing to gain senior experience at his age is a big positive. 

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