Barcelona have asked Watford full-back Pervis Estupiñán to delay making a decision on his future ahead of a possible move for him.
That’s according to Sport, who say Barça have joined the growing list of admirers for the left-back, with Tottenham also keen.
Estupiñán is currently on loan at Osasuna and has been impressing with the Spanish club, racking up five assists and one goal in 29 games in all competitions this season.
His performances have not gone unnoticed inside of Spain, with several reports indicating that Atlético Madrid could make a move for him this summer.
They are not the only side to have shown an interest, with reports recently suggesting Manchester United had identified him as a target.
Barcelona can now be added to that list, with Sport saying they have been following his development throughout this season.
His ‘good work’ has led to Barcelona’s interest growing ‘progressively’ to the point that they have already held ‘informal contacts’ with his entourage.
Through them, they’ve learned that the player and Watford have several ‘tempting offers’ on the table and Barça have made it clear they are an option to consider, although the player is not a priority at present.
Nonetheless, they have asked him not to ‘rush’ when making a decision on his future, with it even suggested they are looking at signing him and loaning him out for a year at somewhere like Real Valladolid.
At the moment the ‘most competition’ for his signature is coming from the Premier League, namely United and Tottenham, who have already ‘asked’ Watford about the Ecuadorian.
Tottenham are believed to be on the hunt for a left-back this summer, with reports indicating Mourinho wants to overhaul the defence he inherited from Mauricio Pochettino.
Estupiñán, for his part, is comfortable at Osasuna and is ‘more in favour’ of staying there for another year to continue his development.
That would suit Watford, who could wait a year and ‘accumulate succulent offers’ next summer but, while he prefers a stay in Spain, the ‘temptation’ of the Premier League is there.