Sport have claimed that Ansu Fati is not particularly keen on a move to Tottenham but Barcelona are pushing the forward to join the North London club before Friday evening’s transfer deadline.

Various sources have reported since this morning that Tottenham are in talks with Barcelona over a loan deal for Fati, with Mundo Deportivo even claiming that Spurs are now trying to finalise an agreement for the versatile attacker.

However, The Evening Standard claimed a few hours ago that the 20-year-old is not overly keen on leaving his boyhood club before the transfer window closes.

VILLARREAL, SPAIN – AUGUST 27: Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona looks on during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Villarreal CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio de la Ceramica on August 27, 2023 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Fati would prefer a move to a top club over Spurs

Sport have now elaborated on the matter further by stating that Fati only wants to leave Barcelona to join a ‘top club’ such as Liverpool or Atletico Madrid.

However, it is explained that those options look complicated as the Reds and the Colchoneros would only make a move for the Spain international if they offload Mohamed Salah or Yannick Carrasco respectively.

The report adds that Barcelona and super agent Jorge Mendes are both ‘pushing’ Fati to accept a loan move to Spurs, with the Lilywhites said to be showing a willingness to finalise the deal.

Spurs Web Opinion

If Fati is not overly keen on the move to Spurs, I do not see Postecoglou wanting to bring him in as the Australian evidently only wants players who are fully committed to the project. 

I am relatively confident that Tottenham see the Barca starlet as a back up to Brennan Johnson, who I believe remains Postecoglou’s top target.

In fact, Spurs’ intention in opening talks over Fati might be to put pressure on Nottingham Forest to reduce their asking price for the Wales international.

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