A tribunal will be needed to ascertain how much the player is worth.
A whole host of big-name Premier League clubs, including both north-London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, are understood to be interested in signing young Charlton Athletic holding midfielder Diego Poyet at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The Spain-born player, who is eligible to play for either England or Uruguay, is the son of Sunderland head coach Gustavo Poyet, who used to also play for both Chelsea and Tottenham during his playing days in England.
And with the 18-year-old having already caught the eye with the struggling Addicks, despite having only been handed his first-team debut with the south London outfit at the turn of the year, Poyet Jnr is now expected to leave the Championship outfit this summer when his contract runs out.
“Now that I’ve started playing in the first team people compare me to my dad,” Poyet recently said.
“But then they realise we’re nothing like each other in terms of our position.”
The former England Under-17 international has played in nine matches for Charlton to date, six in the Championship.