Why a move for Sandro Ramirez makes perfect sense for Tottenham

The young Spaniard would be a sensible long-term investment for Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a recent report from Spanish newspaper Sport, Tottenham Hotspur have started talks regarding a possible January move for young Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez, and if that proves to be true it would be a very sensible piece of business from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

While Tottenham continue to be linked with a whole range of possible new strikers, Sandro fits the bill in so many ways, suggesting that this is one rumour that could actually become a reality.

At just 20, if Sandro arrived at Tottenham who could have significant sell-on value and the fact that Barcelona are allegedly demanding a buy-back clause should not automatically be seen as a bad thing.

Not only would it be a sign that Barcelona still have high hopes for the player, thus suggesting Tottenham may be getting a bargain, but it is also a win-win because if the Spanish giants ever come calling it will surely be because Sandro is lighting up White Hart Lane on a regular basis.

Then there is the reported fee, with Sandro said to be on the market for around £10million.

While far from being pocket change, it is nowhere near the sum demanded of a young English talent or a proven goal-scorer from most top leagues in Europe, so where is the risk?

Sandro is a striker who can also play on either wing, meaning Tottenham would be benefitting from a versatile addition with a point to prove were he to leave Barcelona; while he is young enough to know he is not going to play every minute of every game.

He also has 20 appearances and four goals for Barcelona under his belt and that is no mean feat in itself, so this is one rumour that Tottenham fans should hope has legs.

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