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Ansu Fati, Tottenham, and the Race for his signature: What could it mean for Spurs?


Tottenham’s attacking struggles may finally be resolved this summer, with Barcelona reportedly giving the ‘green light’ for the highly-rated Ansu Fati to leave. Spurs have had a tough time in recent years when it comes to finding fresh attacking options, with Vincent Janssen, Fernando Llorente, and Richarlison all failing to make a significant impact.

Tottenham’s attack is currently heavily reliant on Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but Son has experienced a dip in form this season, and there are question marks over Kane’s future at the club. Therefore, it appears that Tottenham are in desperate need of new attacking options capable of transforming their fortunes in front of goal.

Fati could be the answer to Tottenham’s problems, with reports suggesting that Barcelona are willing to offload the 20-year-old this summer. Although Fati’s preference is to stay and fight for his place at the Nou Camp, the Catalonia based side expected to offload several players to balance their books, which could make Fati’s future uncertain.

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Tottenham are one of the clubs who have expressed an interest in Fati, but the race for his signatures won’t come easy. We wrote about this being a three horse race;

“Manchester United is one of the teams that have been interested in Fati since his rise to the first team of FC Barcelona. They feel that they can bring out his best version and that he can be a relevant player in Erik Ten Hag’s rotation, who has asked for the incorporation of attackers for the next season.

AC Milan are also said to be interested in taking advantage of the market opportunity to bring in one of the most important young Spanish talents today. Fati’s versatility can offer the club the possibility of having a new player for the future and a left-winger to rotate with Rafael Leao, who appears to be staying in the club. The non-continuity of Brahim Diaz is key for the club to be able to undertake the signing.”

Apparently since the news about a potential Fati exit broke, multiple other clubs including Bayern Munich are also said to be in the race for his signature.

For Spurs much of the transfer plans could depend on who becomes their permanent manager and whether they need to find a capable replacement for Kane if he leaves the club (which ofcourse would be a top priority).

And Fati won’t come cheap, with Barcelona reportedly hoping for an offer in the region of £90 million, he is the kind of player who could excite Tottenham fans and provide a bright future for the club with his pace and goalscoring ability.

Ultimately, Tottenham may need to pay that kind of money to revamp their frontline and solve their attacking problem


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