Tottenham Hotspur were repeatedly linked with Munir during the last summer transfer window, with Spanish newspaper Sport saying Spurs saw him as ‘a good market opportunity’.
At the time Munir was said to be keen to stay with Barcelona, and he’d been on pre-season tour with the club, but Luis Enrique’s purchase of Paco Alcacer ended that and the youngster went to Valencia on loan.
Tottenham had been willing to pay €15m but didn’t want Barcelona putting a buyback clause in the deal, which is what Spanish reports explained was the sticking point and behind a deal not going through.
In Valencia’s loan deal was a buying clause of €12m, but given the club remain in a mess, even that is considered too much to make it permanent. Munir, still just 21 years of age, has given a good account of himself at Valencia, with 5 goals and three assists from 16 starts, but Valencia are in FFP battles.
Spanish newspaper Marca report that Barcelona could lower the price, as long as Valencia agree to a buyback clause, with Munir still rated highly. This presents an opportunity for Tottenham to swoop in and potentially get a bargain.
An offer below the €15m it was was claimed Spurs were happy to pay, could get Mauricio Pochettino the player, and perhaps something around €10m to €12m could be agreed with no clauses thrown in.
It’s certainly worth Tottenham considering an approach.