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Tottenham Chase Exciting £12.9 Million Barcelona Attacker [Report]

SEVILLE, SPAIN - AUGUST 14: Munir El Haddadi of FC Barcelona in action during the match between Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona as part of the Spanish Super Cup Final 1st Leg at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 14, 2016 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino has been relatively quiet in the transfer market so far. With only two arrivals at White Hart Lane this summer, fans will be hoping the manager will further add to his squad following the arrival of Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen.

According to The Sun (via Sport), the London club are interested in signing 20-year-old Munir from La Liga champions Barcelona.

Competition for places has never been more intense at the Camp Nou and if the young attacker is to progress it is felt a loan move may suit both Munir and Barcelona.

The Catalan club will demand a buy-back clause be included in the deal however, along with a transfer fee of £12.9 million.

With the lure of Champions League football, Spurs may hold an advantage in the race for the player’s signature with Stoke City and Everton also said to be interested, with the option to stay in Spain at Valencia, Celta Vigo or Real Sociedad also on the table.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Munir El Haddabi of Barcelona in action during the International Champions Cup match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Speaking on the future of his client, Munir’s agent Francesc Valdivieso said (via The Sun):

“Barcelona told us their intention was to sign a new striker.

“Munir has to understand that it could compromise his sporting chances and stack things against him.

“Munir’s opinion hasn’t changed: he wants to stay at Barcelona. He would accept a loan but based on the names appearing in the media, he feels he can beat all of [the competition] so he is also thinking of staying to show he is the best choice.

“He is ready to take decisions by thinking by himself. He is not scared of staying – he would choose to stay.

“I can’t guarantee Munir will be a Barcelona  player on September 1. Many lines are still open. Munir is brave and will take the best decision knowing some big European clubs, some of them playing in the Champions League this season, have real interest in him.

“These are very interesting proposals but we have to work with them a week before the market gets closed, not two days before it closes; it wouldn’t be the best thing to wait until the last days of the market to decide the best option.”

Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena

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