Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur has his eye on another midfielder and this time it is a youngster from Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspur has secured a spot in the UEFA Europa League under the guidance of Jose Mourinho. The former Real Madrid coach has played a crucial role in turning around Tottenham’s fortune last season after the sacking of unmotivated Mauricio Pochettino. The summer, Tottenham have already racked up Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty and have now set their eyes on a youngster from Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing changes in the Tottenham Hotspur midfield. The addition of Hojbjerg would fill in the creative role that Christian Eriksen would offer before the Danish international made a switch to Inter Milan. It is assumed that Tanguy Ndombele will be offered more game time as well next season, however, Mourinho wants to add numbers in the midfield to create a balanced squad depth.
According to Diaro GOL, the north London side has laid their eyes on Lucas de Vega Lima who plays for Barcelona in the second division. The 20-year-old Brazilian has received plaudits for his ability as the youngster can play as a box to box midfielder or a centre attacking midfielder as well.
Since the player is yet to make a senior debut for Barcelona, Tottenham have the opportunity to sign the talented midfielder for cheap. It is also rumoured that the player does not mind a move out of the Camp Nou either and would certainly not mind a move to the Premier League.
The Lily whites have the opportunity to land a future talent for just 2 million euros. However, reports state that the Catalan board want six million euros instead. It will be a long negotiation process between both the club’s as Mourinho’s side are not willing to cross the two million mark.
Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman has pulled a few strings since taking over as the head coach. The Dutch manager has reportedly closed in on signing Gini Wijnaldum to replace Ivan Rakitic in the starting lineup. Koeman also plans on selling Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti this summer and only time will tell where these two superstars end up.