Tottenham have been linked with a summer approach for 19 year old Gerard Deulofeu – a Spanish under 20 international who is highly thought of back in his home country despite little in the way of a breakthrough at domestic level.
Deulofeu is on the books at Barcelona but while he remains a permanent fixture in Barca’s B side, he has made just six senior appearances in the first team so far. 2013-13 did see an improvement in that tally however and the player was called upon on four separate occasions.
A versatile player, Deulofeu seems comfortable either on the wing or as a centre forward and he’s certainly impressed at Under 21 level for Spain, having recorded three goals in five matches.
With the arrival of Neymar at the Nou Camp, Deulofeu’s chances of breaking into the first team look to be even more restricted and a number of clubs are said to be hovering and waiting for developments. It’s said that a loan deal is more likely at this stage but that would leave a club like Spurs having to find game time for a player who doesn’t seem quite ready for a sustained spell at the highest level.