Barcelona are closing in on the attacker, but Spurs hope to take advantage of the deal.
Tottenham Hotspur are now hopeful they can hijack Barcelona’s move for Athletico Paranaense forward Vitor Roque. They recently contacted the player’s entourage, according to Spain reports.
Who is Vitor Roque signing for?
Reports indicate that Roque is moving to Barcelona. The La Liga club agreed on a deal worth €45m (£39m) for the forward, despite Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain making late attempts to interfere with the move.
The 18-year-old is likely to be announced as a Barca player later this week, however that has not deterred Tottenham from making a late swoop for the youngster, as reported by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness).
It is no wonder so many top clubs are queuing up to sign the versatile forward, who is also able to play on the right-wing, but it appears as though Tottenham have very little chance of winning the race for his signature, with a move to Barca now very close.
As such, Ange Postecoglou should continue to focus on his other targets in attacking areas, having recently been linked with the likes of Beto and Ollie Watkins, with the latter viewed as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, amid the Englishman’s uncertain future.