Harry Redknapp

It is being reported that Tottenham Hotspur have signed Barcelona youngster Cristian Ceballos.

The 16-year-old had been training with Chelsea on a two-week trial with both the youth side and first-team – but it appears as if Spurs have stolen a march on their rivals and landed the attacking midfielder on a three-year deal.

Barca released the player after an apparent falling out.

Sources close to the player said: “The boy captained Barca’s Under-17’s and here we have a proper player, potentially one of the greats if he develops as people think he might.

“He went to Chelsea for two weeks and trained for three days with the first-team before a Champions League game such was the impression he made, but for some strange reason no one seemed to make a decision about him.

“Now, he has signed a three-year contract with Spurs and Harry Redknapp has a player who will be in his first-team within a year.”

Ceballos became an internet sensation four years ago when he appeared in a video with Ronaldinho.

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