On June 3rd, Sport reported Tottenham Hotspur ‘maintain a strong interest’ in Barcelona youngster Lucas de Vega.

The north London club have been chasing the 21-year-old for a long time, and this is detailed in today’s edition of Sport.

It’s claimed Spurs tabled an offer around €4m to sign the midfielder in 2019, but their proposal was ‘rejected’ by the La Liga side.

Despite the past failure, the newspaper states Tottenham are ‘still behind’ the Brazilian, but they haven’t made a ‘formal proposal’ to sign him this summer.

Sport are of the belief that even if the Premier League club had made an offer, it would have been much lower, but ‘adequate to current times’.

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Spurs are not the only club who have looked at the South American as FC Cartagena and Real Zaragoza ‘considered’ him for next season, preferably on a loan deal. However, De Vega will not leave the Spanish giants and will continue with their reserve side.

New Barcelona B manager Sergi Barjuán considers the player important in his plans for next season, and therefore the options to leave the club ‘vanish’. 

De Vega’s current deal runs down in 2022 and Sport add there’s an ‘option to extend his contract’.