Barcelona are keen to sign Tottenham ace Ryan Sessegnon this summer.
According to Sky Sports, Barca have asked Spurs about his availability, as they have admired him ever since his days at Fulham.
Barca scouts were in the stands to watch Sessegnon play in the 2018 Championship play-off final.
Those very scouts had kept a close eye on him throughout that season, as they turned up to watch him at Craven Cottage during arguably his best season to date.
The La Liga giants have continued to monitor his progress after he established himself as one of Europe’s hottest prospects at the early stage of his career.
Barca have been in communication via intermediaries over potential swap deals between the two sides this summer.
Sky Sports reported last month that the 26-time La Liga champions have offered Nelson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti to the Lilywhites in the hope of sorting out an exchange for Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon.
Sessegnon, 20, has struggled for consistency this season, although matters have been taken out of his hands.
His development has been restricted right from the start as he arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a hamstring injury that he picked up while away on international duty.
The youngster, who was once compared to former Spurs star Gareth Bale, has grown frustrated by a lack of chances, as he spent the entire time on the bench against Manchester United and West Ham, before being dropped for the games with Everton and Sheffield United.
He returned to the squad but did not feature at all against Bournemouth and Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho believes his best position is at full-back and has likened him to his old Chelsea favourite Ashley Cole, but he picked Dennis Cirkin in his place for the game with Everton.
Unsurprisingly, this didn’t go down very well with the England U21 international, who has every right to feel aggrieved.
Despite Mourinho’s best efforts, this lingering interest has shown no signs of going away anytime soon.
While Sessegnon is still a work in progress, he needs to be playing regularly to develop as a player, which is something the Portuguese cannot provide at this moment in time.
His versatility has actually compounded the problem, as Mourinho still hasn’t figured out where to play him, so Sessegnon may swap north London for the Nou Camp in order to improve his chances of being named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for EURO 2020.
This could be bad news for the head coach as he has already fallen out with Kyle Walker-Peters. If Spurs continue to lose young prospects, Daniel Levy may grow uncomfortable with the situation, which does not bode well for the former Chelsea boss.
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