Back in May, La Vanguardia reported Tottenham Hotspur had registered their interest in Jordi Cruyff to become their new sporting director.

On June 30th, the 49-year-old stepped down from his position as a sporting director at the Camp Nou, and he’s currently without a club.

A ‘confidential’ report from today’s Sport explains the efforts put in by Tottenham to try to bring him to the club.

The Dutchman played a key role in helping Barca sign both Andreas Christensen [in 2022] and İlkay Gündoğan on free transfers, and this, coupled with his ‘international experience’ has helped him open ‘many more doors’.

Cruyff announced his decision to leave the Catalan club in May and the newspaper states he started receiving offers just a few days after that.

Sport explain that Tottenham were one of them to have sent a proposal and even ‘tempted’ him to become their new sporting director.

They add Spurs contacted Cruyff to explain their plan and project but he ‘took very little time’ to reject their offer.

That’s because Cruyff, at the moment, intends to become a manager and not continue his career as a sporting director, and communicated the same to the north London club.