Tony Sanabria has been repeatedly linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport recently suggesting the forward is ‘increasingly towards Tottenham’.
The 20-year-old spent the last season on loan at Sporting Gijon scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances, and has also generated interest from Barcelona.
Sanabria is a product of Barcelona’s La Masia, and the player is said to be hopeful of a return to the Catalan giants. Spanish newspaper Sport now claim to have an update on the future of the Paraguayan international.
It is reported Sanabria’s representatives have been in touch with Barcelona’s president, Robert Fernandez. Barcelona, however, haven’t made an offer yet, despite the player waiting for weeks. Sport say Barcelona have asked his representatives to accept offers from other clubs, as the player is not a priority at the moment.
That sounds about right, because when Sanabria left Barcelona for AS Roma it wasn’t exactly on the best of terms, so a return would appear unlikely.
This obviously opens the door for Tottenham to step in, and take advantage of the situation should they be really keen on signing him. Sport reckon Tottenham officials are in Barcelona to close a deal for Sanabria, and that negotiations are well advanced.
Tottenham, however, could find it difficult to agree a fee with AS Roma, as the Italian club haven’t set an asking price yet. It’s likely the player could cost something in between €15m-€20m, and that shouldn’t be a problem for Tottenham.
Rubin Kazan are also interested in Sanabria, but the player is keen on signing for Tottenham. The North London club should be able to complete a deal for the player, if they’re genuinely interested in signing him.