Tottenham Hotspur are considering an approach to bring Real Madrid youngster Jese Rodriguez to White Hart Lane. Spanish newspaper Marca believes the winger has been attracting interest from the Premier League, with Andre Villas-Boas' side keen on landing the player this summer.
The Spaniard had impressed with 21 goals from 26 appearances for Madrid in the Segunda Division during the last season. Rodriguez's current deal with the La Liga giants runs down in 2014 and the North London club are preparing a £9.9m bid to sign the 20-year-old this summer.
Rodriguez was with the national side for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey. Spain crashed out of the competition after their 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in the quarter finals. The youngster had an impressive run in the tournament, scoring five goals in five games.
The Spaniard is still unsure about his future and is hopeful to land a contract extension with his current employers. Madrid president Florentino Perez and their assistant manager Zinedine Zidane has long been admirers of the winger, who came up through the ranks of the club's academy.
Rodriguez is still unsure over his future with Madrid as he eyes of regular first team action. With just over a year left on his current deal, he is set to hold talks with the Spanish outfit to land a new deal.
"I want to play, and I don't know if I'll get many minutes in the Real Madrid first team. I don't know what the club wants with me. I assume they will want to offer me a renewal but I don't know what I will do. I'm not going to lie about it," said Rodriguez, as quoted in Sky Sports.
"Once the World Cup is over, we'll open talks to discuss my future. I am calm about my future. I've had a good season and I'm doing well at the World Cup now. I'm relaxed," he added.
Meanwhile, Perez could use Rodriguez as a sweetener to bring Madrid's long-term target and Tottenham star Gareth Bale to Santiago Bernabeu this summer. Marca claims the Spanish capital club had withdrawn their interest in signing the 23-year-old and allowing their youngster move to White Hart Lane could help their reignite their interest in the Welshman.