Journalist Ryan Taylor has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are ‘tracking’ Ecuador ace Piero Hincapie who could be set for a ‘breakout tournament’ in Qatar.
With the 2022 World Cup now up and running, football fans will turn their attention away from club football for the next month or so as they take in all the action.
However, when the Premier League returns on December 26, the January market will be just days from opening. Naturally, any players who impress in Qatar will likely be the subject of much transfer speculation.
Playing in the opening game of the tournament as the hosts fell to defeat against Ecuador, it seems as though defender Hincapie impressed and Taylor has reported that he could be a target for Spurs soon.
The journalist wrote on Twitter: “Piero Hincapie superb on #FIFAWorldCup debut with Ecuador.
“Tougher tests ahead but limited #QAT to just three touches in box whilst boasting 97.2% pass accuracy.
“Could be breakout tournament for #ECU defender w/ Spurs & Atlético already tracking him.”
TIF thoughts on Piero Hincapie and Spurs…
Taylor followed up his Tweet with an article for the Express, where he noted that Tottenham are ‘monitoring’ the Bayer Leverkusen player who he dubbed as ‘versatile’ and a ‘defensive sensation’.
As well as now starring at the World Cup for Ecuador, Hincapie has played 13 times in the Bundesliga this season, and started five Champions League games too – operating as either a left-back or a centre-back.
Seeing as he is still only 20 years old but already playing for both club and country on a regular basis, it’s easy to see why Spurs are keeping tabs on the defender. However, with Atletico Madrid also linked, a deal may not be easy to complete.