Alvaro Vadillo
Alvaro Vadillo [Reuters] Reuters

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are both keen to sign winger Alvaro Vadillo in the current transfer window, according to the Daily Express.

The youngster, who came through the youth ranks at Real Betis, reportedly has a £17m release clause in his contract and is tied to the La Liga outfit for another two-and-a-half years.

Brendan Rodgers had earlier confirmed that Liverpool are looking to bolster their squad in the transfer window. The Northern Irishman explained that the Reds will assess the availability of the players and make a move only if the price is right.

The Merseyside outfit currently have Victor Moses on a season-long loan from Chelsea, but the Northern Irishman will require a wide-man to replace the Nigerian international in the long-run and Vadillo could take the 23-year-old's place.

Vadillo has featured in 13 games for Betis in La Liga, contributing two assists. The Spanish outfit are currently bottom of the league table with 11 points from 18 matches, seven behind 17th placed Osasuna.

Given the team's current woes, Vadillo may well be tempted to look for greener pastures next season.

Tim Sherwood does have plenty of options in his squad on the wings with Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli, Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela.

With such keen competition for places, Vadillo's first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane might be limited.

However, Liverpool and Spurs could face further competition for the winger as the Express reports that Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal are also believed to be interested in the 19-year-old.

In November, IBTImes UK revealed that Vadillo's agent Jose Maria Sanchez de Puerta had said that his client would love to play under Arsene Wenger in the Premier League.

His agent also confirmed an inquiry from Spurs about the youngster after Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid. But there was no further communication.