£8m gets Barca star Cristian Tello

Cristian Tello

Barcelona have reportedly decided that £8 million Arsenal and Liverpool target Cristian Tello can move on this summer.

Barcelona winger Cristian Tello is reportedly available for a fee of around £8 million.

The Daily Mail suggests that 22-year-old is considered surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, which could now prompt a frenzy from all the clubs interested in him to try and do a deal.

“The 22-year-old has interest from Liverpool, Valencia, Porto, Arsenal and Tottenham and Barcelona are willing to sell for £8million - he is understood to have been deemed surplus to requirements under new manager Luis Enrique,” reports the Mail.

Arsenal and Liverpool have reportedly been tracking the player for some time with Arsene Wenger trying to do a loan deal to get him to the Gunners last winter.

Arsenal’s necessity for a left sided player is high as it would allow Wenger the luxury of being able to release Lukas Podolski to play more than one role in the Arsenal attack.

Liverpool are also a good potential destination with reports suggesting Brendan Rodgers is looking at left midfield options.

Adam Johnson has been linked with the club in a potential swap deal for Fabio Borini, while the Reds have also been linked with making moves for Xherdan Shaqiri of Bayern Munich and Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona.

He’d be suited to the style of either side, as both Arsenal and Liverpool prefer to play a slick and quick brand of pass and move football, similar to the style used in Tello’s Barcelona upbringing.

The fact Barca seem determined to sell him rather than loan him out could creating a bidding war between the clubs interested, which falls into the hands of the clubs with larger cash reserves.

Everton have been touted as a potential club but the Mail suggests that the Toffees want to try and do a loan deal for the youngster, which could work against them if the Nou Camp giants are only looking to sell.

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