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Tottenham could land La Liga starlet, thanks to Pochettino’s connections

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Mauricio Pochettino could use personal connection to land Carles Alena

Tottenham are interested in Barcelona star Carles Alena, according to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Express).

The 21-year-old has struggled for regular game time at Barcelona after breaking into the first-team last season.

Alena has just 46 minutes of La Liga football under his belt and the Spaniard will be allowed to leave the Nou Camp on loan in the winter window (h/t Express).

Carles Alena
Tottenham were interested in the 21-year-old during the summer (Image credit: Getty)

The report claims that two Premier League clubs are keen on Alena but Spurs have an advantage, thanks to Mauricio Pochettino. The manager is very close to Alena’s representative Ivan de la Pena and they watched the Barca star in action together last season (h/t Express).

Barca want Alena to play

The Catalans would demand regular first-team action for Alena should he join another club in January (h/t Express).

Barca also value their academy product highly, who has a release clause of £64million, according to the report.

Carles Alena
Carles Alena broke into the Barcelona team last season (Image credit: Getty)

However, the youngster is yet to feature in the Champions League this season and has mostly played in the Copa del Rey.

It will be interesting to see if we make a move for Alena in the winter window. Tottenham have options for their midfield and with Giovani Lo Celso returning from a long-term injury, the Argentine could get more minutes on the pitch.

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The former Real Betis star is yet to start a game for us and hopefully, he can show his best form in the coming weeks.

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