Report: Spurs want Sandro Ramirez after refusing terms last season, could join in bargain deal

Sandro Ramirez at Barcelona

Tottenham are reportedly targeting forward Sandro Ramirez again, having refused Barcelona's terms over a deal last season.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur remain keen on signing Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez – and his release clause situation will be of great interest to Spurs given that he's been a long-term target.

Ramirez, 21, came up through the ranks at Barcelona's famed La Masia academy having joined from his hometown club Las Palmas at the age of just 14 in 2009.

Sandro Ramirez at BarcelonaSandro Ramirez at Barcelona

The attacker impressed with the Barcelona B team, hitting 15 goal in 61 games before being promoted for the first team, where he scored seven goals in just 32 appearances.

Barcelona decided to let Ramirez leave over the summer, and he joined La Liga rivals Malaga just months after Tottenham wanted him, but Spurs wouldn't accept Barcelona's demands over a buy-back clause in the deal last season (Sport).

- Barcelona's Sandro Ramirez celebrates a goal against Villanovense's Pablo Abel Moraga (R)Sandro Ramirez celebrates scoring for Barcelona

Since that move to Malaga, Ramirez has starred, hitting seven goals and one assist in just 17 La Liga appearances – and he's apparently back on Tottenham's radar yet again.

The Mirror report that Spurs are looking at Ramirez as a possible transfer target, with his release clause no doubt attracting the interest of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

It's claimed that Ramirez has a £6.9million release clause in his deal now, but that goes down in the summer to just £5.2million – and that kind of bargain deal for a player with real potential should be appealing to Tottenham.

Ramirez has starred this season with exceptional set piece ability, whilst his movement, finishing and versatility – he can play out wide or up front – also make him an attractive proposition, and at under £7m either way, he could finally be worth a gamble from Spurs.

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