Tottenham Hotspur cannot stand by and watch Manchester City sign Nelson Semedo.
The Premier League champions are reported by Sport to have asked about the Portugal international, whose pursuit of Joao Cancelo appears to have gone cold.
Apparently Barca don’t want to sell the 25-year-old, despite having promoted Moussa Wague to the first-team for 2019/20.
Last term Semedo had to compete with Sergi Roberto for the right-back position, with the Spaniard often being preferred in the big games.
If Barca reach a point where they are open to letting Semedo join City, then Spurs simply cannot let that happen and must jump in.
In May, The Mirror reported Spurs were keen on Semedo, and that he was available at around £30 million.
Having now sold Kieran Trippier, there may be more need for the former Benfica full-back.
Trippier’s backup Serge Aurier has failed to prove himself during his two years at Spurs and the club could definitely upgrade.
Semedo would be an unlikely but great addition; he is fast, versatile, good at crossing and is also a better defender than both Trippier and Aurier.
Mauricio Pochettino may want to put his faith in Kyle Walker-Peters, but allowing Semedo to join City could be a mistake.