The Roma starlet bagged eleven goals in 29 La Liga appearances on loan at Sporting Gijon last season, generating interest from two major clubs in Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona.
The Paraguay international is a product of Barca’s famous La Masia academy, spending five years at the Nou Camp before heading to Serie A in summer 2014.
However, the Spanish champions have informed Sanabria that he’s not one of their transfer priorities, which has paved the way for the Lilywhites to complete a deal much-speculated in the Italian press.
Indeed, Gazzetta dello Sport reported last week that Tottenham were on the verge of signing the 20-year-old and Sport now claim their officials are in Barcelona to wrap up the move.
Negotiations with his representatives are reportedly already in advanced stages and Sanabria is expected to set the White Hart Lane outfit back around £12.5million-£16.6million.