Tottenham are reportedly interested in trying to sign Barcelona academy prospect Lucas de Vega – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have responded by claiming the deal makes little sense if it’s going to include a buy-back option.
According to Spanish publication Dario AS, the 20-year-old talent is on the Spurs radar as a possible target this summer and they have made an initial move for him.
It is understood that Jose Mourinho’s side have offered around £2million to try sign the Brazilian, but La Liga giants Barcelona want around £3.6million up front plus the inclusion of a buy-back option.
The report explains that the midfielder’s future is unclear at present, with Sporting Gijon, Malaga, Tenerife and Real Zaragoza all interested in his signature too.
De Vega spent last season out on loan in the Spanish second-tier at FC Cartagena, but he’s a product of the famous Barcelona academy and could end up being kept around their first-team next season.
He’s a highly-rated talent that currently has a £90million release clause and it will be intriguing to see where his future lies.
A selection of Spurs supporters on social media don’t want to sign the South American based off the fact Barcelona would want the option to bring him back.
Here are some Spurs fans discussing De Vega:
no point signing players with a bbc, because if they come good it’s just like a really long loan
— 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗸 (@_thfcjack) August 31, 2020
Can’t see Levy allowing a buy back clause in any deal, he wont want to risk losing a player for a bargain fee
— Joe (@JoeGTHFC) August 31, 2020
Why would we want to accept a buy back deal. If you want one tell them 200 mill
— James 🏴 (@I_JamzyJames) August 31, 2020
Buy back fee has to be the most ridiculous thing going. If he’s a flop. Ur stuck wit him. If he’s great u lose him. Lose lose situation. Spurs would never do a buy back Clause.
— Bri Owen (@brianowen1979) August 31, 2020
Well makes more sence to invest in our own academy
— Joetyler (@joetylerjunior) August 31, 2020
Levy agreeing to a buy back 🤣
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) August 31, 2020
A buy back clause? Absolutely not.
— Ramsses (@novicejetsetter) August 31, 2020