Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be in advanced talks for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba, as reported by Calciomercato journalist Daniele Longo on Twitter.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye quality over quantity
Starting off 2021/22 with three wins out of four, Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to continue this positive momentum by acquiring applicable talent for his squad before the window slams shut.
Adopting an approach of quality over quantity, the Portuguese coach has managed to bring in three additions in the form of Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil and Cristian Romero [Transfermarkt].
Now, they could be set to snap up a prodigious young talent following recent reports.
Would Moriba be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Talks at an ‘advanced stage’ for Barcelona midfielder Moriba
According to well respected reporter Longo on Twitter, talks between the Lilywhites and Barcelona are said to be at an ‘advanced stage’ for 6 foot 1 Moriba.
‘There is confidence’ that the deal will get pushed over the line, with ‘various details’ still to be ironed out before the move can be formalized.
He was rumoured to be over in London last weekend to hold talks with Chelsea, however it now appears that Spurs may have been the club to initiate discussions [The Sun].
The Verdict: Moriba would be an exciting signing for Tottenham
Offering bustling energy and the ability to instigate attacks from midfield, Moriba would be an exciting signing for Spurs with lots of room to improve.
In 2020/21, the Guinean managed to feature 18 times for the Barcelona first-team, registering one goal and three assists in all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Operating predominantly as a central midfielder, his ability to dictate play is a hallmark of the famous La Masia youth academy, recording a pass accuracy rate of 91.5% last term [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘incredible’ by former Barcelona B boss Garcia Pimienta, Tottenham Hotspur should look to close a deal out before the end of the transfer window [Barca Blaugranes].
In other news, Tottenham have managed to ‘reach’ an agreement with a Spain international, find out who here.
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