Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur has shortlisted a sensational talent from Barcelona as a potential signing for the winter transfer window
Carles Alena has been one of the best graduates from the famous La Masia academy of FC Barcelona in recent times. The Spaniard has spent more than 7 years at the Catalan club and could be contemplating a move away from his boyhood club after no game time and cutthroat competition in the midfield.
Since his professional debut, the 22-year-old has managed to appear 39 times and scored 5 goals in all competitions for the former La Liga champions. However, his role at Barca does not look very optimistic for the 22-year-old as he failed to make an appearance for the Blaugranas since the start of the season.
Alena’s current scenario could result in Tottenham Hotspur’s gain as they eye a move for the La Masia graduate. Jose Mourinho has been a long time admirer of the Spanish international and truly believes that Alena’s arrival would bring in much-needed creativity and stability in the area of midfield.
Since the departure of Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan, last January, the midfield’s influence has drastically decreased, increasing pressure on the attackers in order to create key changes and goal-scoring opportunities. Nevertheless, Tottenham Hotspur has started their season strongly as they remain top scorers in the league and aim to reinforce their squad for silverware this season.
Since the arrival of Ronald Koeman, Alena has failed to make a substantial impact in the eyes of the Dutch manager, as he continues to elect his preferred set of players. The Dutch operate with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong as defensive covers whereas Phillipe Coutinho is deputized with responsibilities of an attacking midfielder.
The Blaugranas value their midfielder at 18 million euros and would be willing to hear offers in that region. The English outlet is expected to make a bid in the winter transfer market and make optimal use of new signing. Carles Alena has been considered as one of the most promising talents in the Barcelona squad and it is safe to say that the exchange would not be appreciated by the fans of the Catalan club.
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