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‘Here we go’: Romano claims ‘extraordinary’ £47m player wanted by Tottenham has now joined CL club instead

Romano claims £47m player wanted by Tottenham has joined Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Vitor Roque in recent days.

Mundo Deportivo recently reported that Spurs had been in contact with the Brazilian’s representatives.

The same outlet then claimed that Tottenham were willing to go all out in order to hijack Roque’s Barcelona move.

They reported that Spurs were willing to treble his salary and travel to Brazil to try and seal a deal.

Tottenham are currently in the process of revamping their squad under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

Spurs have already signed Guglielmo Vicario and James Maddison, while Dejan Kulusevski has joined permanently.

They were apparently waiting for the La Liga side to send over the documents needed to complete the transfer.

‘Otherwise, they will begin to contemplate other proposals,’ added the MD report.

Apparently, Tottenham ‘do not stop calling’ over a move for Roque, alongside Man United and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, any hopes Spurs may have had of making a late swoop have now been thwarted.

Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to declare “here we go” on Roque joining Barca.

They appear to have heeded Athletico’s ultimatum and the signing is nearing its completion.

As per MD, Barca and Athletico have reportedly agreed a move worth around €55m (£47m) in total.

Our view

Although the news is bad for Tottenham, it is not particularly shocking.

Roque appeared to be leaning toward joining Barca, who had been in the driver’s seat for his acquisition.

Spurs had some hope that there may be a few hiccups near the end, but the possibilities were always limited.

Tottenham would have acquired an exceptional talent if they had been successful in signing Roque.

He has already made 66 senior competitive games with Athletico, scoring 22 goals and dishing out 9 assists.

The ‘exceptional’ attacker has scored six goals in 11 outings for Brazil’s Under-20 team.

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