Tottenham And Man City To Battle For £11m Rated Malaga Starlet

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Premier League duo to go to war over La Liga youngster.

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Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are set to battle it out for the signature of Malaga midfield starlet Sergi Darder, according to talkSPORT.

The 19-year-old has been one of the club’s brightest sparks this season and has already made 10 appearances in what is his maiden campaign in top flight football and is causing a stir with a string of fine performances.

And as a result Spurs and City have sat up and taken notice and are now seriously weighing up their options over making a move for the former Espanyol trainee.

Having spent two years in Malaga’s B team he last week put pen-to-paper on a new deal at La Rosaleda, his first professional contract, until the summer of 2017 and that was capped off by him winning his first call up to the Spanish under-21 squad for the first time.

Malaga are keen to retain his services and Spanish newspaper Diario Sur claim City or Spurs would have to cough up £11m to bring him to the Premier League. However, Malaga’s mounting off field debts could force them to take the money and run.

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