Mauricio Pochettino keen to beat fellow Premier League managers to the signing of Godfred Donsah. Getty

Tottenham are reportedly tracking Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah with a view to a move in the summer.

According to the Evening Standard, The Ghanian midfielder has impressed in the Serie A this season and his performances have caught the attention of Premier League scouts.

The 18-year-old defensive midfielder moved to Italy from his home land in 2013, but failed to make a single appearance for Palermo in his first season at the club. He was loaned to Verona for the 2013/14 season, but made just the one appearance off the bench.

This season, following his move to Cagliari, he has made seven appearances for the first-team and has impressed manager Giofranco Zola with his performances in the middle of the park.

Mauricio Pochettino is always looking at signing young players from across Europe and has earmarked the Ghanaian as one for the future. But the Spurs are not the only club tracking the youngster as Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Sunderland have made their interest in the defensive midfielder known.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who can also play at right-back, is contracted to the Serie A club until the summer of 2018, but an offer from a club in the top tier of English football might turn the youngster's head and tempt Cagliari into cashing in on the midfielder.

Meanwhile, Andros Townsend has praised Sheffield United for their resolute defending following Spurs' 1-0 win over them in the first-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.

The Tottenham winger, who scored the winner from the spot believes that they will have more space to play their game when they visit Bramall Lane in a week's time as the South Yorkshire club will have to score to have a chance of progressing to the final in Wembley.

"It was difficult for us. Sheffield United defended extremely well, they were hard to break down, compact and we didn't really create many chances but we scored the penalty and that means in the second leg, they will have to score and hopefully there will be space in behind them to create more chances," Townsend told Tottenham's official site.