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Tottenham linked to 20-year old Barcelona forward in January transfer

All the Sandros!

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Apparently, Spurs are interested in Sandro. No, not that Sandro, a different Sandro. Barcelona's 20-year old forward Sandro Ramirez is a talented forward prospect, but with the incredible talents ahead of him at the position it doesn't look like he's going to break through into a regular starting place anytime soon, and according to the Mail Tottenham are kicking the tires on him for a possible January purchase.

The La Masia graduate ticks all the boxes for the kind of player that might interest Mauricio Pochettino. He's young, talented, can play up front or from either wide position, and is at a club where he is unlikely to make a significant impact anytime soon and hence undervalued. Sandro has only 10 appearances since 2014 and has scored 2 goals, but is by all accounts a striker with a significant upside. He would most certainly be the primary substitute at the forward position for Harry Kane, should he sign.

The Mail claims Barca will want about £10m for his services, which isn't too bad for a player with his pedigree. Moreover, Barcelona look to be in a position where they may have to sell players in order to sign new players. Sounds great, right? But there's a catch: despite the fact that there's virtually zero chance that he gets ahead of Messi and Neymar, ESPN and other sources are reporting that Barcelona want a buy-back clause in his contract just in case he, y'know, turns out to be good. Knowing Daniel Levy, that's probably not going to fly.

Sandro's been favorably compared to Adama Traore as one of the most promising La Masia graduates in recent years. He'd be a super exciting addition to the youngest Premier League side. Ultimately though it could come down to what Sandro wants: Barca probably will only deal for him if he actually desires to leave Barcelona.