In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur face a big test to get Barcelona’s Gomes

Tottenham Hotspur will have to take on Juventus for the signature of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, according to Mundo Deportivo.

What’s the word?

The North London outfit have been linked to the Portugal international before, and it is likely that his name will remerge in the gossip pages as we edge closer to the January transfer window.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Spurs may consider making a move for Gomes in the next few months, but Juventus are believed to be willing to sign the midfielder on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Reports have stated that Tottenham have enquired about a straight-cash deal, which could cost them in the region of €30m (£26.3m).

Can Spurs compete with Juve?

A lot will depend upon how Barcelona want to proceed with Gomes and if they still see him as a player that can thrive at the Camp Nou.

The 24-year-old signed from Valencia in 2016, but struggled for regular game time, starting 17 La Liga games.

This season, the midfielder has failed to impress head coach Ernesto Valverde as he has managed to make it in the first XI for just two league games.

If Gomes does not figure in Barcelona’s future plans, then they would arguably lean more towards a permanent deal, which is what Tottenham reportedly want.

However, if the Spanish giants feel that the Portuguese star can improve elsewhere and then return a better player, the club may look for a loan option.

 


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