Paper Talk: Spurs swoop for Barca star; Milan eye Arsenal target

Date published: Thursday 21st March 2019 8:31

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Tottenham are ready to make a move for a Barcelona midfielder this summer, while a top Arsenal target is wanted by AC Milan, according to Thursday’s papers.



Tottenham could be looking to pinch Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes from under the nose of Everton, where he is currently on loan.

The Portuguese star has struggled to make an impact at the Nou Camp, but has performed well for the Toffees this season – leading to firm interest from Spurs, who were keen on landing the 25-year-old last summer.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have failed to make a single signing in the last two transfer windows, but are expected to make a splash this summer – particularly given the likelihood that they are set to lose Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld for big money.

The report in The Sun goes on to state that Spurs are hoping to take advantage of the Portugal international adjusting to the Premier League in his season at Goodison Park.


The report adds that Gomes could be lured to London this summer, if Spurs can once again qualify for the Champions League – with a permanent switch to Merseyside highly unlikely.

Indeed, Gomes recently told Sky Sports: “I feel more like a man now. Now I feel mature and experienced. I’m really happy to be in the Premier League and England.”


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