Tottenham Hotspur capped off an outstanding transfer window by securing the signing of teenage sensation Lucas Bergvall on the deadline day.
Spurs hijacked the Swedish wonder kid from Barcelona after the player expressed his preference for joining the English club over the Spanish outfit.
Despite the Catalan club’s prolonged interest in the youngster over the past month, he ultimately opted for Tottenham. Some attribute it to the ‘pull’ of Ange Postecoglou, while others have different speculations.
According to the Spanish news outlet Sport, Spurs reportedly offered a substantial commission to Bergvall’s agent to emerge victorious in the transfer battle against Barcelona.
There is an understanding in the La Liga club that the commission offered to the agent has played a role in influencing the player’s decision in favour of the Lilywhites.
Critics argue that the North London outfit’s recent ambition to integrate youngsters into the club, coupled with the presence of a familiar Swedish face in Dejan Kulusevski at the Hotspur Way, may have influenced Bergvall’s decision.
Nevertheless, credit should not be taken away from Tottenham’s appeal in the January transfer window, as they also managed to outpace Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich earlier this month to secure the signature of Radu Dragusin.
Spurs’ reputation is gaining traction across Europe, with players expressing a preference for the club’s project and infrastructure.