Spurs have been mentioned as a possible surprise suitor for Raphinha, the attacker for Barcelona.
According to Football Transfers, Spurs are now more interested in the Brazilian and have given up on Ivan Toney.
The winger has a €70 million price tag on him, but Barcelona is willing to let him go.
In his first season at the Nou Camp, Raphinha scored ten goals, which contributed to Xavi’s team winning La Liga.
He has only been able to make five starts this campaign, though.
The most recent report from the Spanish news source SPORT states that Tottenham will “keep pushing” for Raphinha but is unwilling to pay the €70 million.
Rather, the source claims that Spurs “will offer a significant amount of money” in addition to including a player in the transaction.
Cristian Romero is mentioned in the report as a player who “stands above the rest” in a potential player-plus-cash deal.
Raphinha has established himself in the Premier League with Leeds, where he spent two years as a standout player, helping the team score twelve goals and scoring seventeen.
Under Ange, Cristian Romero has been among the best players. He and summer addition Micky van de Ven have established a strong alliance at the center of the defense.
Spurs might not be better off losing one of their main players to sign Raphinha.
Romero’s departure would only make sense if Spurs acquired a superior center back to complement Micky van de Ven.
Report: Sources confirm Juventus could accept Tottenham offer in January
Football Insider reports that Juventus may accept Tottenham Hotspur’s bid for English star Samuel Iling-Junior, who is 20 years old.
The youthful English winger came from the Chelsea youth system to join Juventus in 2020. In 671 minutes of football played, he has made 22 appearances for the Juventus first team, contributing three assists and one goal (Transfermarkt).
A few days ago, Bianconera News disclosed that the Italian powerhouses preferred to let go of the young player in January as opposed to the summer of next year. It appears that Juventus does not want to pass up “an opportunity” to profit.
Because the winger has refused to sign a new contract, Gazzetta dello Sport reported last Wednesday that the Serie A powerhouses would be willing to sell him for €15 million (£13.1 million).
Following Tottenham’s entry into the competition, TuttoMercatoWeb speculated on Thursday that a transfer for the 20-year-old appears more “probable.” With a contract at Juventus through 2025, the Cobham graduate wishes to leave the Italian powerhouse in search of consistent playing time (Il Bianconero).
The young English winger is reportedly a “huge fan” of Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou (The Independent). But, Aston Villa, Fulham, and Everton are expected to compete with Spurs for Iling-Junior’s signature (TEAMtalk).
Juventus ‘need to sell’ amidst Tottenham interest
According to a report by Football Insider, Juventus may have to let go of Samuel Iling-Junior if the right offer comes up due to their unstable financial position after losing Serie A points.
Given the attention the 20-year-old is receiving, Juventus is waiting for a “beautiful offer.” Spurs have made him their top target and may be prepared to pay to acquire him in January.
Given Juventus’ necessity to sell, we can bide our time and attempt to acquire Iling-Junior for less money. Having said that, we must remain alert for any potential scenario because other Premier League teams are showing interest.
Iling-Junior is a very gifted young player who can help Tottenham with their left wing injury problems. If necessary, he can also fill in for Dejan Kulusevski on the right. But we have to close this deal at the right cost.