The Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez has long been linked with a move to Spurs and it looks like he will definitely be leaving the Camp Nou this summer.
Barcelona’s technical director Robert Fernandez has confirmed that the Spanish U21 international will be moving on from the club.
Speaking to Barca TV, he said: “We’re going to open the door for Sandro to leave.
“We had a clause which could allow us to extend his contract another year on May 1.
“Last summer, he had many offers to leave and we appreciated his decision to stay and fight.”
It’s thought that one of those offers came from White Hart Lane, with a bid of £10m having been rumoured in January.
Sandro only started seven of the 19 games he featured in this season, as he found the world class attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez impossible to penetrate. Of those seven games, he started three on the right side of Barca’s attack, two from the centre and one on the left, which highlights his versatility.
Available for free, Sandro could be a canny addition to the Tottenham squad, but with the player’s representatives likely to be looking for a decent package for the 20-year old, it’s worth considering whether he’s as much of a bargain as it first appears.
With a Champions League campaign ahead of us and another title challenge a realistic target, Spurs need players who can come in and immediately improve the squad. Is an inexperienced youngster from another country the way to go?
Spurs fans will remember another Barcelona starlet who moved to N17 having struggled to dislodge Messi and company. Giovani dos Santos arrived with much hype in 2008, but failed to nail down a first-team spot.
Can Sandro buck this trend? Watch him in action below and give your verdict.