Tottenham are interested in securing the signing of Barcelona academy product Lucas de Vega, according to Diario AS.
The 20-year-old has risen through the ranks at Barcelona’s star-studded La Masia academy and is now on Jose Mourinho’s radar.
During 2019/20 he played 17 times during a loan spell with Segunda Division B side Cartegena and showcased his vast potential.
De Vega has a release clause of £89 million in his Barcelona contract which runs until 2023, although each player in Spain is contractually obliged to have such a clause in their contracts.
Spurs are hoping to land the attacking midfielder at a far cheaper price than his release clause.
The report claims that Tottenham will make an opening offer of £1.79 million, although Barcelona might hold out for £3.5 million, with add ons taking it to £7 million in total.
Barcelona would prefer to keep hold of their player, with a view to him becoming a first-team player in the future.
Several Spanish outfits are keen to take him on loan again, with Sporting Gijon, Malaga, Tenerife and Real Zaragoza all fancying taking De Vega on a temporary basis.
Tottenham have several midfield options to call upon but Da Vega could still represent a decent addition to the club.
At 20 there is plenty of time for the Brazilian to develop and he’d probably be a signing for the future more than one for the here and now at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Last season, Da Vega typically played as a No.10 and on occasions, he was utilised out wide.
That sort of versatility could be an asset to Mourinho and would certainly give him plenty of options for the future.