Tottenham open talks over £8.8m transfer for Barcelona striker

Tottenham Hotspur have held preliminary talks over a potential move for Barcelona striker Sandro Ramirez, as reported by Metro.

The 20-year-old has a release clause of just £8.8million and Metro claim he is considering a move away from the Nou Camp for more playing time, having made just 30 first team appearances since the beginning of last season.

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is short of attacking options at White Hart Lane this season, with Harry Kane currently his only out-and-out striker available for selection.

And Metro claim Pochettino has been impressed with what he has seen of Ramirez and thinks he has the potential to be a great fit for his top-four chasing Spurs side.

However, Metro report that Barcelona want to include a buy-back clause in to the deal, which is something they have a reputation of doing with their departing youngsters.

But Tottenham are reportedly unwilling to accept such a demand.

Ramirez is valued at £3.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk.