According to the A Bola, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are both willing to meet Manuel Ugarte’s €60m (£52.1m) release clause.

Manuel Ugarte has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham for several months (O Jogo via Sport Witness) but the race for his signature seems to have intensified over the last few days.

Manuel Ugarte

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Fabrizio Romano revealed on Thursday that Paris Saint-Germain had entered the race for the 22-year-old’s signature and that the Ligue 1 giants had already spoken to the player’s entourage as well as to Sporting Lisbon about a summer deal.

Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna then took to social media to reveal that PSG were now set to trigger the Uruguayan’s £52.1m release clause while Chelsea and Newcastle United had also expressed a willingness to do the same.

A Bola have now also backed up the claim regarding the Parisian’s willingness to meet Ugarte’s release clause but the publication adds that Tottenham and Aston Villa could be their main challengers.

The report states that among the clubs in England, the Villans and Spurs are now ‘leading the way’ and assert that it now looks ‘increasingly inevitable’ that the Sporting midfielder will leave the Jose Alvalade Stadium this summer.

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Spurs might have a hard time convincing Ugarte to join, given that we do not have Champions League football to offer.

However, the one thing that could help the North London club in their pursuit of the midfielder is if we appoint Ruben Amorim as our head coach, which has now emerged as a possibility once more.

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