Report: Barca plot move for full-back said to be on Tottenham’s radar

Barcelona are rumoured to be plotting a move to sign highly-rated Polish youngster, Michał Karbownik who is also said to be on Tottenham’s radar this summer.

Karbownik who can operate as a left-back or right-back has six assists in just 19 league appearances since breaking into Legia Warsaw’s team this season (transfermarkt).

The Mirror (26/04, p68) reported last month that the Polish U-19 international has been watched extensively by scouts from Tottenham for over a year and the North London club are said to have established a strong relationship with Legia during that time.

The report claimed that Spurs faced competition from Dinamo Moscow, AC Milan, and Real Betis for the teenager’s signature.

However, Estadio Deportivo now claim that Barcelona are set to enter the race for Karbownik.

The report suggests that the Catalan giants want to sign the 19-year-old and subsequently let him continue his development at Real Betis.

A precedent was previously set Barca and Betis each paid half of full-back Emerson’s transfer fee in 2019 and the Catalans have a clause to purchase him in full in 2021 (Marca).

It is suggested that a similar deal could be completed to take Karbownik to Betis, which would be a blow for Tottenham.

Spurs Web Opinion

With Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters both likely to leave, we need cover at both right-back and left-back. In that respect perhaps Karbownik’s signing would come in handy. However, the club must also consider the potential detrimental effect signing him could have on Tanganga’s development.

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