Report - Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target hints he could leave Barcelona

Cristian Tello

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Cristian Tello has hinted that he’ll consider leaving Barcelona if he has to.

The 22-year-old striker and winger is not content with being a secondary player and speaking to Spanish newspaper, Sport, he’s suggested that he’ll look outside the Nou Camp for football if he’s forced to do so.

He’s featured in six of Barcelona’s eight league games so far this season; two as a starter and four as a substitute.

He’s performed well, grabbing two assists but is crippled by the fact he’s behind Lionel Messi and Neymar in the pecking order at the club, which is always going to limit his appearances.

“The goal is to become a regular in the starting line-up each week and then explode and be at the highest level. It’s always difficult, but you have to work - If I have to leave to explode, I will,” said the forward.

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His words will be music to the ears of several Premier League sides that had an interest in him over the summer, unable to sign him because of his passion and desire to have a chance in the Barcelona first team.

Liverpool moved for him over the summer and would surely be interested in having another attempt at signing him, should he become available.

Brendan Rodgers has one of the best mixes of youth and experience at Liverpool in the Premier League and Tello would be a valuable addition in wide areas across the midfield but also alongside Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez in attack.

Tottenham were also strongly linked with Tello over the summer and they could tempt Barcelona’s hand this winter or next summer because they have a clear need for another attacking player in their squad.

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At the moment, Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe are bearing a lot of pressure in terms of the Tottenham attack and AVB won’t have too many options if either picks up a bad injury.

Arsenal are also in the equation to sign him, with Tello’s Barcelona upbringing meaning he’s well suited to the way Arsenal currently play their football. He’d also be another valuable statement of intent for a club looking to dominate English football and push for silverware on all fronts this season.

Tello signed a new deal with Barcelona, which is why he didn’t move in the summer. He’s not likely to move in the middle of the season as he looks for Gerardo Martino to give him more of a chance over the rest of the season but if that doesn’t happen then he could be on the move next summer.

See also: £8m La Liga Manchester United and Liverpool target unhappy with start

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