Valencia sporting director Miguel Angel Corona has revealed that the La Liga club are considering loaning out rumoured Tottenham target Jesus Vazquez in January.
Vazquez has shown plenty of promise since breaking into Valencia’s first-team last season but the teenager has found game time hard to come by this campaign, with Spain international Jose Gaya being Gennaro Gattuso’s first choice at left-back.
InterLive.it reported earlier this week that the teenager had caught the attention of several clubs across Europe, including Tottenham, who were named as Inter Milan’s biggest competitors for the youngster’s signature.
The report added that even though Spurs signed Destiny Udogie last summer, a move for Vazquez cannot be ruled out, given that Ivan Perisic is in the twilight of his career.
The publication claimed that the Valencia starlet has a release clause in his contract which would become active from January but did not reveal how much the clause is worth.
Corona has now chosen to remain tightlipped on Vazquez’s release clause but he admitted that the youngster could leave the Mestalla in January in search of regular game time.
The Valencia sporting director told Marca about the wing-back: “At this moment, we are evaluating the possibility of him leaving in January. He will want to play more, and it’s fantastic that a footballer has that feeling. I am not going to talk about (release) clauses.”
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Vazquez is probably one of many young players across Europe’s top leagues that Paratici and his network of scouts have their eye on. There is nothing concrete to suggest that a bid from Tottenham is imminent but the existence of a release clause would make the club’s pursuit of the teenager straightforward if they were keen on him.
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