Roberto has been on the fringes of the Barcelona first team for two years now and is struggling to make an impact in a highly talented midfield that often sees the likes of former Arsenal pair Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song also missing out.
Tottenham have been monitoring the situation surrounding the Spaniard in recent months and chairman Daniel Levy was at the Camp Nou last week to discuss a potential move.
The 21-year-old midfielder has come through the ranks at the Catalan club and is built in a similar mould to legend Xavi with his fast passing and deeper role in the midfield.
Spurs would have to cough up £7 million for the unproven youngster who could add some much needed quality to their midfield.
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