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Report: Tottenham want Lucas de Vega from Barcelona

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Report: Tottenham want Lucas de Vega from Barcelona

The Brazilian could be on his way out of the Catalan giants this summer.

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.

FC Barcelona U19 v PSV U19

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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.

FC Barcelona U19 v PSV U19

BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Joel Piroe of PSV U19, Nigel Thomas of PSV U19, Lucas De Vega Lima of FC Barcelona U19 during the match between FC Barcelona U19 v PSV U19 at the Mini Estadi on September 18, 2018 in Barcelona Spain (Photo by Aaron van Zandvoort/Soccrates/Getty Images)

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.

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