Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez’s agent regarding a move to White Hart Lane next season.
Alexis Sanchez is yet to grab a permanent place in the starting eleven of Barcelona following his big money move from Udinese back in July 2011. Since Tito Vilanova has taken over at the Nou Camp, Sanchez has started in only four out of the nine league games so far, and the given the depth of attacking talent that Barcelona have in their squad it shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Although the Chilean international is yet to voice any concern about gaining a more regular spot, Spanish media suggests that he could be interested in a move away from Spain.
Tottenham Hotspur have been in the market for a forward and it is believed that Andre Villas-Boas is looking to bring in reinforcement at the top in January. Adebayor’s future at the club is in doubts with recent media speculating that the former Manchester City striker could leave the club at the end of this season. Spurs have been linked with Shaktar’s Willian, but with Chelsea taking keen interest in the Brazilian, Tottenham could be looking for other options as back-up.
Reports in Spanish media suggest that the Tottenham Hotspur has opened talks with Alexis Sanchez’s representatives regarding a move for the Chilean at the end of this season. It is believed that the London club will be prepared to offer £25million to sign him from the Catalan giants.
From the outset it looks to be fictitious transfer rumour as no credible source has been mentioned by the publication which has reported this. Sanchez might not start every match at Barcelona, but he is still a very important part of their squad. In fact, no one other than Messi has been a permanent fixture in Barcelona’s forward line. But with the Spanish club being involved in so many tournaments, Sanchez will always get his fair share of opportunities. Secondly, why would Sanchez want to leave a team like Barcelona to join Tottenham, who can’t guarantee him Champions League football? It is preposterous.
Moreover, the £25million offer from Tottenham is nowhere near Sanzhez’s current valuation. Barcelona brought him for €26 million fee (plus €11m in bonuses) and would value him much more that transfer amount currently, considering he is just 23-year-old. There were a host of European clubs who were interested in Sanchez before Barcelona brought him from Udinese, so if he is interested in securing a move elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur will surely be outmuscled by the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. One should also consider the fact that Tottenham are not financially strong enough to afford Sanchez’s current wage at Barcelona.
Although this rumour might get Tottenham fans excited at this point of the season, this seems to be grounded in baseless speculation. Willian still remains Spurs’ primary target this January.