Liverpool & Spurs join chase for Spanish starlet
Liverpool & Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Gerard Deulofeu linked with move from Barcelona
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have joined the chase for Spanish sensation Gerard Deulofeu, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claims both the Reds and Spurs have set their sights on the talented 19-year-old, with Brendan Rodgers and Andre Villas-Boas battling to bring the wideman to the Premier League on loan.
Speculation comes just a day after Chelsea and Arsenal were linked with a move for Deulofeu, who has been earning rave reviews as part of the Barcelona ‘B’ team.
Despite making four first-team appearances for the Blaugrana, opportunities have been limited for the teenager in Catalonia, and the arrival of Neymar means Deulofeu has now fallen further down the pecking order at the Nou Camp under Tito Vilanova.
That could offer hope to the interested parties, and were Tottenham Hotspur to land the player, an exciting partnership could be forged on the opposite flank to Gareth Bale.
Spurs also have Europa League football to offer the youngster, although a lack of Spaniards to help the player settle at White Hart Lane.
The same can’t be said for Liverpool, who have Pepe Reina, Jose Enrique, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto among their ranks at Anfield.
Rodgers doesn’t have European football to offer, but the Merseyside giants have a history of success and are looking to play a brand of football that could suit the youngster.