Tottenham Hotspur remain keen on Lucas de Vega transfer after Barcelona rejected 2020 bid
According to Sport, Tottenham Hotspur could be presented with a new chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Lucas de Vega.
The Brazilian’s future in Catalunya is in doubt as he will enter the final year of his contract this summer. Barcelona will soon sit down with De Vega and other players entering the final 12-months to discuss all their options.
New Barcelona B coach Jose Ramon Alexanko has decided that it is time for sales at the Ciutat Esportiva. New terms for Nico Gonzalez and Alex Collado are the priority but after that, exits are on the cards.
De Vega would have to accept heavily reduced terms if he wants to remain at La Masia. Too many of Barcelona’s academy are on contracts exceeding the value of a prospect.
But the club are reluctant to part with too many due to the level of competition in the Primera Division RFEF next season. De Vega made 16 appearances, scoring once and assisting twice, in the north-south division last term.
Tottenham had offered the 21-year-old a move to England last summer, but Daniel Levy’s approach was rejected. Yet Spurs have maintained a serious interest in the former U17 international and could revive their approach in the off-season.
Levy is yet to table a renewed bid for De Vega. He would face competition from Cartagena and Real Valladolid if Spurs’ Chairman was to return to Spain this summer. The midfielder’s intention is also to remain at Barcelona but is intent on playing first-team football next term.
TBR’s view: Tottenham will struggle to sign De Vega
Tottenham Chairman Levy would face a struggle to sign De Vega if he were to return to Barcelona this summer. He may need the midfielder to reject the reduced terms of a new contract and feel first-team football is unachievable in Catalunya to strike a deal.
De Vega also spent 2019/20 on loan at Cartagena and established a prominent role with a string of top performances. He scored once in 20 games across all competitions but helped the Municipal Stadium Cartagonova side secure promotion.
A return to Cartagena could be De Vega’s favoured route away from Barcelona, knowing what he can achieve there. He would also have no guarantees of playing senior football in north London as the Premier League would be a big step up from the Spanish third-tier.
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