Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham tried hard to hijack a move for Vitor Roque in the summer.
Tottenham had a very busy summer window with the club signing 7 players to kick-start the Ange Postecoglou era.
The club signed James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon, Micky van de Ven, Ashley Phillips, Brennan Johnson, and Alejo Veliz. They also secured a permanent for Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro.
They wanted to sign a defender as well but failed to agree a deal with one before the deadline day.
Romano has now claimed that there was another quality player Tottenham tried to sign – Barcelona’s Vitor Roque.
He reveals that Spurs tried very hard to hijack the deal for the Brazilian starlet.
Speaking on the Kick, he said:
“He’s not bad. Trust me. Vitor Roque is a special player.”
“Barca did a big fight to sign Vitor Roque. Many clubs wanted Vitor Roque.”
“Behind the scenes, Tottenham tried until the end of the story with Barcelona, ’til they signed the final page of the contract to hijack the deal.”
“Tottenham were there and Tottenham were really strong and serious on that opportunity. Also other clubs wanted Vitor Roque.”
The player’s agent had already revealed this a few months ago.
He revealed that Tottenham made a bid close to €100 million for the Brazilian wonderkid.
However, despite the lucrative offers from the English club, Roque had his heart set on a move to Barcelona.
Vitor Roque has emerged as one of the most highly rated attacking talents from Brazilian football in recent years.
This season alone, he has contributed to an impressive tally of 21 goals and 8 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.