Spurs set to take Juve winger on loan

Tottenham is reportedly poised to sign highly-rated Juventus winger Iago Falque on loan.

Reports in Spain claim Falque is due in London to undergo a medical before sealing a season-long move to White Hart Lane.

Juventus have only allowed the loan move to go through after agreeing a new deal with the Spaniard which will see the player contracted to the Italian giant until 2014.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was keen on signing the Spain Under-21 international on a permanent basis, but Juve were not willing to sell .

Falque is highly-regarded at Juventus, but the 21-year-old is well down the pecking order at the Turin club and he spent last season on loan at Villarreal B.

A number of Spanish clubs including Rayo Vallecano, Celta Vigo and Levante all expressed an interest in signing Falque this summer, but the player has decided to move to Tottenham.

Falque’s father has confirmed his son is relishing the challenge of joining Spurs for the 2011/12 season.

"Iago loves big challenges and this with Spurs is very important," said Falque Snr.

"It will be hard, but he will fight for his place."