Tottenham Hotspur should be plotting a move for Santos’s 17-year-old Brazilian dubbed the new Neymar.
Santos winger Rodrygo Goes is being touted as one of the superstars of the future and is destined to be one of the hottest properties in world football this summer.
Barcelona are said to have already begun negotiations to bring the Brazilian to the Camp Nou, according to reports from SPORT, but the player dubbed the new Neymar is also being scouted closely by Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea; although he has a hefty £37 million release clause.
It is believed that the 17-year-old, who is tied to the Brasileirao until 2022, sees Catalonia as his preferred destination of the clubs showing interest, and Barcelona chiefs are looking to take advantage quickly, with further talks set to take place in Spain.
However, Tottenham Hotspur should also be keeping close tabs on Goes, as they look to bolster their attacking options alongside superstar striker Harry Kane.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has made no secret that a left winger is the priority this summer window and, given his recent track record of developing young talent – with the likes of Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Winks, all prospering under his tutelage – the Argentine should seriously consider moving for Goes before an agreement is reached with the La Liga champions.
Although the asking price is extremely high for a player in the preliminary stages of his development, perhaps Tottenham should take a chance, much like Manchester United did with a 19-year-old Anthony Martial in 2015 for the same fee (BBC Sport) – the man now being reported as Spurs’ priority target.