Barcelona's Andre Gomes would be inspired Tottenham Hotspur signing at £10m reduction

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur look on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at Wembley Stadium on September 16, 2017 in London,...

Spurs missed out on Andre Gomes in the summer but Barca may be willing to consider reduced offers in January.

Andre Gomes (R) of Barcelona competes for the ball with Sergio Garcia of Espanyol during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol at Camp Nou on September 9, 2017 in Barcelona,...

It appears that Tottenham Hotspur are unwilling to accept defeat over their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.

According to The Mail, Spurs were closing to striking a deal for the Portuguese international on transfer deadline day, only for Barca to pull the plug as they were unable to secure a replacement – most likely Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

And The Sun reports that Spurs have been given an indication that Gomes will be available in the transfer window as he aims to secure first-team football ahead of the World Cup in Russia next year.

Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Javi Fuego of RCD Espanyol during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium on April 29, 2017 in...

The report adds that Gomes could be available on loan or even for as little as £20 million – far less than it would cost to take England international play-maker Ross Barkley away from Everton despite the fact his contract is due to expire next summer.

And while Gomes has struggled badly since moving to the Camp Nou last summer, stuck in the shadow of Andres Iniesta and struggling to influence games at the highest level, a potential £20 million price tag would make him a real snip in today’s transfer market.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Andres Iniesta of Barcelona battle for the ball during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Bernabeu on April 23, 2017...

Especially when you consider that Barcelona paid £10 million more to sign him from Valencia just 14 months ago, as reported by the BBC.

The fact that the Catalan giants are reportedly willing to let Gomes leave for a fraction of his price after just over a year at the club may ring alarm bells. Yet, if the Euro 2016 winning midfielder can replicate the powerful and dynamic performances that headlined his time at Valencia, Spurs would have an excellent midfielder on their hands at a bargain fee.

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