Tottenham and Everton are both competing to take Gerard Deulofeu on loan from Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish youngster is regarded as one of the best players in Barca’s current youth system, and has played a pivotal role for Spain in the U20 World Cup so far.
It is understood that Barcelona wish to loan the winger out to gain first-team experience that he is unlikely to get at the Nou Camp, and both Spurs and Everton have emerged as the leading English candidates to sign him.
Barcelona are renowned for their aesthetically pleasing style of football – insisting on a high-tempo, passing game – and they feel that Spurs and Everton are two Premier League clubs that play a similar style of football.
Spurs have encouraged a patient and productive game under Andre Villas-Boas, whilst the Toffees are likely to adopt a more continental approach to their football following their appointment of Roberto Martinez as manager.
Deulofeu, though, may prefer to stay in Spain, where he is more comfortable with the style of football.
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