Tottenham to lose out in race to sign Paraguay forward – report

Real Betis are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of Antonio Sanabria, according to reports in Italy

Real Betis are set to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Antonio Sanabria, according to reports in Italy.

Gazzetta World claim that the Lilywhites had agreed a deal with Roma for the Paraguay youngster but the highly-rated attacker rejected Tottenham’s advances in favour of a move to Spain.

The Italian media report that the €7m-rated South American is likely to move to Betis in the summer transfer window after impressing during a season-long loan at Sporting Gijon last term.

Sanabria scored an impressive 11 times and made one assist in 29 La Liga appearances for Gijon as the Paraguayan played a key role in their top-flight survival.

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Tottenham have been linked with a host of different players in the summer transfer window so far, although Mauricio Pochettino has thus far only completed two big-money deals.

Spurs signed Kenya international Victor Wanyama from Pochettino’s former club Southampton earlier this summer.

The Lilywhites completed a £17m deal for AZ Alkmaar and Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen on Tuesday afternoon as Pochettino added more depth to his attacking options at White Hart Lane.

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