PREMIER LEAGUE duo Newcastle and Tottenham have enquired over the availability of highly rated Roma defender Roger Ibanez, according to reports.
The Brazilian has caught the eye in the Italian capital, impressing in the Serie A and in the Europa Conference League, which saw Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 in the final.
Ibanez made 51 appearances across all competitions last term for Jose Mourinho‘s side.
And according to Calciomercato, Ibanez has emerged as a target for Prem duo Newcastle and Tottenham.
Both teams are looking to bolster their defences ahead of the 2022/23 season.
The 23-year-old would cost £30million despite having an £80m release clause.
Both Tottenham and Newcastle have been scouting the Italian market.
Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni and Torino’s Gleison Bremer are also being tracked.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte is keen to get his business done early in the transfer window.
The North London club have already secured transfers for Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic.
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And for Eddie Howe, he is preparing for his first summer window as Newcastle manager.
The Magpies have already secured Matt Targett, turning the left-back’s loan into a permanent transfer.
Newcastle will also be hoping they can continue their success with exploring markets outside of the Prem, with big money January signing Guimaraes turning out to be a major success.