Are Manchester City really going to stand by and let Tottenham sign former attacker Denis Suarez?

Denis Suarez of Barcelona is tackled by Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid during the Supercopa de Espana Supercopa Final 1st Leg match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou...

Tottenham are keen on former Manchester City youngster Denis Suarez.

Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing Denis Suarez from Barcelona, according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (p16, 16/8).

Spurs have reportedly submitted an offer of £27 million for the attacking midfielder, who is also interesting Napoli.

Suarez, 23, was formerly part of Manchester City's academy, and Tottenham's interest should cause Pep Guardiola to consider also entering with a raid on his former club.

Denis Suarez of Villarreal celebrates as Adrian Lopez  of Villarreal scores thie first goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final first leg match between Villarreal CF and Liverpool at...

Suarez left City in 2013 after two years in their academy, having made two first team appearances.

The youngster spent last season on loan at Villarreal, scoring three goals and providing seven assists.

Just as they were when he left, City are spoiled for choice in attack, but Suarez is a better and more mature player.

Carlington Nyadombo of AmaZulu with a tackle on Denis Suarez of Manchester City during the Nelson Mandela Football Invitational match between AmaZulu and Manchester City at Moses Mabhida...

He told The Observer last year: "You can see that Pep’s giving young players a chance. When I was there it was a bit different."

The Mail even proclaimed last summer that Guardiola 'would love' to have Suarez available at Manchester City still.

So with title rivals Tottenham eyeing up the talented 23-year-old, City might make a mistake in simply allowing Mauricio Pochettino's side to move in and snap him up.

Having already had to pay Spurs £50 million to sign Kyle Walker and watch them replace him with former City academy defender Kieran Trippier, it will not be a good look on City's part if Suarez goes to Spurs and becomes a big star.


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