Report: Tottenham monitoring wantaway Barcelona forward Munir; he scored six times last season

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Munir

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race for Barcelona's Munir.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur have joined Southampton and West Ham United in the battle to sign Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi.

Munir, 21, joined the Barcelona ranks from Atletico Madrid back in 2011, and has come up through Barca's famed La Masia academy, though he hasn't quite enjoyed the same success as Lionel Messi or Andres Iniesta.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - MunirMunir celebrates scoring for Barcelona

The versatile forward – who can play up front or out wide – a made just 45 appearances for Barcelona's first team, mostly as a substitute, and scored ten goals before heading to Valencia on loan.

Munir notched six goals and three assists during spell with Valencia, and whilst he now heads back to Barcelona, The Mirror report that he wants to leave in order to play first-team football elsewhere.

The report notes that whilst Southampton and West Ham United are both keen on Munir, Tottenham Hotspur are also monitoring his situation ahead of a possible move for him this summer.

Spurs are bound to be in the market for attacking reinforcements given that Erik Lamela is injured and the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vincent Jansssen failed to impress in their debut seasons last term.

Barcelona's Munir El Haddadi in action with Liverpool's Nathaniel ClyneBarcelona's Munir El Haddadi in action with Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne

Munir would fit the bill as a versatile forward for Mauricio Pochettino's various systems, and we have already seen just how important the similarly flexible Son Heung-min has been for Spurs.

Munir could serve a similar role, and with Champions League football on offer, they may fancy their chances of beating Southampton and West Ham to his signature this summer.

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