Connect with us

ARTICLES

Tottenham’s Hope To Land Barcelona Midfielder Has Been Further Dented: Player Has €75m Clause Now

Published

on

Tottenham have faced a bit of a blow in their race to sign one of Barcelona’s most promising players. La Masia star, Carles Alena, has signed a three-year deal with the Catalan giants with an option of increasing it by another two years should he become a regular for the first-team.

We were linked with a move for the 19-year-old playmaker during the summer but the player has committed his future to the Catalans.

Alena actually made his debut for the first-team in a 1-1 draw against Hercules in the Copa Del Rey. He scored the only goal of the game which took place in 2016 and now looks set to make a push to become a mainstay in the side.

The Spaniard also made a handful of appearances in La Liga last time around and played a major role as the reserve side made it to the second division in Spain.

Mauricio Pochettino had made a move to sign the highly rated youngster and even offered him first-team football according to a report by AS.

Barca didn’t waste time and ensured that the player stuck to the side by announcing that he had decided to continue his career at the Nou Camp.

A report by IBTimes also added that the youngster has a rather ridiculous release clause of €75million, should he actually make it to the first team of the La Liga side.

“FC Barcelona and midfielder Carles Alena came to an agreement Tuesday whereby the 19-year-old will extend his deal with the club for a further three years,” the club stated on its website.

“The deal also calls for a two-year club option should Alena, who currently plays for the reserves, end up making the first team. The buyout clause has been set at €75m”

Just to prove that the youngster is the future for the side, even Josep Bartomeu, the Barcelona president, added that Alena could be the player to do Philippe Coutinho’s job.

As quoted by Mundo Deportivo, Bartomeu said:

“It has been identified that the team already have players of that profile and that there are players from the academy ready for it. An example is Carles Alena. It has been considered that the best option is to bet on home-grown players due to the [high] prices to bring players from other clubs.”

We don’t know if Alena would turn out to be the next Coutinho or not, but he is a great talent that we have missed out on.

Spurs Transfer News

Philippe Coutinho is keen on a return to the Premier League amidst Tottenham Hotspur interest Philippe Coutinho is keen on a return to the Premier League amidst Tottenham Hotspur interest
ARTICLES3 hours ago

Tottenham in contact with Barca star’s agent to complete marquee signing

Transfer News: Tottenham in contact over Philippe Coutinho move According to transfer news from Mundo Deportivo (h/t Mirror), Tottenham have...

Tanganga hasn't featured since the season restarted Tanganga hasn't featured since the season restarted
ARTICLES4 hours ago

Tottenham to allow this 22-year-old starlet to leave for Galatasaray

Transfer News: Tottenham to allow Japhet Tanganga to leave According to transfer news from Fanatik (h/t Mirror), Tottenham are prepared...

ARTICLES4 hours ago

Tottenham earmark two promising young starlets as Cristian Romero deal is agreed

Transfer News: Noni Madueke is a target for Tottenham According to transfer news from Evening Standard, Tottenham are lining up...

Tottenham want Fabio Paratici as the new sporting director Tottenham want Fabio Paratici as the new sporting director
ARTICLES5 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham line up moves for two more Serie A youngsters

Transfer News: Tottenham line up moves for two more Serie A players According to transfer news from Express, Tottenham will...

Harry Kane tottenham Hotspur. transfer news manchester city. Harry Kane tottenham Hotspur. transfer news manchester city.
ARTICLES6 hours ago

Harry Kane to hold urgent talks with Daniel Levy over Tottenham future

Harry Kane to hold urgent talks with Daniel Levy over Tottenham future According to Daily Star, Harry Kane will hold...

Cristian Romero is a target for Tottenham Hotspur Cristian Romero is a target for Tottenham Hotspur
ARTICLES7 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham plan two more deals after Christian Romero agreement

Transfer News: Tottenham plan two more deals after Christian Romero agreement According to transfer news from Football.london, Tottenham are already...

ARTICLES1 day ago

Former star tips Tottenham to lose this midfield battle with Man City

Tottenham tipped to lose to Man City in the race for Yves Bissouma Former Tottenham midfielder Paul Stewart via football...

ARTICLES1 day ago

Former English ace urges Tottenham to sign this 27-year-old PL star to bolster the attack

Tottenham Hotspur urged to sign Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford  Former England international Dean Ashton gave his piece about the recent...

Harry Kane is the main man for England and Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane is the main man for England and Tottenham Hotspur.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Harry Kane not planning to return to Tottenham until he is granted his wish to leave

Harry Kane won’t show up for Tottenham training until he is granted his wish to leave The Athletic have revealed...

ARTICLES1 day ago

Aston Villa join Tottenham in the race for 21-year-old Euros hotshot valued at around £35m

Aston Villa to rival Tottenham for Sampdoria’s Mikkel Damsgaard Italian outlet Sportmedia (h/t Birmingham Mail) reported the latest in Tottenham hunt...