Report: Barcelona midfielder snubbed summer Spurs switch

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur had a relatively active summer transfer window by their own standards after a period of over 500 days without recruiting any fresh faces.

Mauricio Pochettino moved to bring in Jack Clarke, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso whilst also smashing the club’s transfer fee record with the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele.

According to Spanish news outlet CCMA, Tottenham also attempted to sign Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig.

The 20-year-old currently plays for the Catalan giants ‘B’ team where has scored two goals in 10 games so far this season (Marca).

Puig snubbed the opportunity to move to North London after it was claimed that he felt his style of play would not suit the Premier League.

The youngster was also said to be concerned about his chances of regular first team football at the Champions League finalists.

Despite his concern, he still finds himself experiencing a lack of game time at his current employer having failed to even be named amongst the substitutes for Barcelona this season.


Puig was right to be concerned at his first team chances at Tottenham, given the club currently have the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli and Oliver Skipp who can all play in the middle of the park.

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