Two days ago, Mundo Deportivo reported on their front page that Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is still keen on Barcelona’s Carles Aleñá after failing to land the midfielder in the summer.
On October 23rd, we carried a report from the same newspaper, who explained Spurs must ‘scratch their pockets’ to sign the 21-year-old because of his €75m release clause.
It was also explained the La Liga winners don’t want to lost control over the Spaniard.
Journalist Miguel Rico, writing on the last page of today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo claims the Catalan club will have to work out a formula to transfer the player to Tottenham.
Barca wanted to allow Riqui Puig to go out on loan to a top team in the summer. They were hoping to allow him to join Ajax on a temporary deal, but the Dutch champions didn’t want to train Puig to be ready for the Camp Nou side later.
The situation with Aleñá and Tottenham ‘is the same’ as Ajax had with Puig.
Rico states that’s something Barcelona must work on, finding a formula so they can send Aleñá on loan to England rather than selling him to Spurs.
It remains to be seen if the Premier League side will accept Barca’s conditions for the transfer.
On the Tottenham move generally, that Rico is covering it shows there’s some good information being fed to Mundo.