Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Real Madrid join Spurs in race to sign Wilmar Barrios

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The Colombia midfielder, who currently plays for Boca Juniors, looks set for a big move to Europe in the coming months

Tottenham target Wilmar Barrios is also interesting Real Madrid, according to reports.

Barrios, the Colombia midfielder, has been linked with a move to Spurs since the summer, and it has even been reported that the north Londoners already have a deal in place to sign the Boca Juniors man in January.

Barrios has represented Boca for the last two years

Barrios has represented Boca for the last two years

However, according to reports in Spain, Barrios is still very much on the market and Real Madrid are keeping tabs on the 25-year-old.

Madrid are in the market for a new central midfielder and they have sent scouts to run the rule over Barrios, who has played just five of Boca Juniors’ 10 matches this season.

Nonetheless, the Bernabeu club are said to be impressed by Barrios’ displays and are ready to make a £20million swoop for him.

Barrios is well-known to England fans

Barrios is well-known to England fans

Capped 14 times by Colombia, Barrios caught the eye representing his country at the World Cup earlier this year, though he was lucky not to be sent off against England for an apparent headbutt on Jordan Henderson.