Journalist Roberto Haz has said that Club America have to cash in on rumoured Tottenham target Sebastian Caceres in January, given how high the defender’s stock is at the moment.

It has been widely reported over the last few weeks that Spurs are prioritising signing a central defender in January, with Caceres said to be among the names at the top of the wishlist (90 min).

It has been suggested that scouts from the Premier League side have watched the 24-year-old in action for Uruguay and have been left mightily impressed by his displays (Football Insider).

In fact, Fernando Esquivel even claimed last week that Spurs offered £3m plus a percentage as a sell-on clause for the defender but Club America turned down the bid, with the Mexican club holding out for a fee of around £7m for the player.

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Should Spurs move early for Sebastian Caceres?

Caceres produced yet another fine display for Uruguay on Thursday against Argentina as his side beat the World Champions 2-0 through goals from Ronald Araújo and Darwin Nunez in either half.

Haz believes Club America must striker while the iron is hot and cash in on the centre-back in January.

He wrote: “Sebastian Caceres had a great game against Argentina, he didn’t let Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez and company pass him. America has to take advantage of the fact that in December there will be many offers for the Uruguayan.”

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While it is a gamble to sign a 24-year-old player who has never played in Europe, the low transfer fees being mooted for Caceres means that it would be a relatively low-risk move for a club like Tottenham.

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