Barcelona director reacts to Lucas Bergvall transfer snub

Barcelona sporting director Deco has his say on losing out to Tottenham Hotspur in the race for the services of Lucas Bergvall.

Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur were both keen on having Lucas Bergvall in their ranks. The Swedish sensation who has just turned 18 was the talk of the town throughout the winter transfer window. The Catalan giants were front-runners for his signatures but they eventually ended up losing out on him.

Bergvall has gone from strength to strength since joining Djurgården. His impressive performances have attracted a lot of attention and have also helped him earn his place in the Swedish national team.

Barcelona are one of the clubs that have been monitoring him for a while now. The Spanish giants were interested in having him in their ranks and they were making moves to make sure they could land him at the club. The Catalan giants did manage to convince the player about a move to Spain. But, Spurs somehow made him overturn his decision.

The London club were also interested in his services, so they decided to step up their interest in him on the deadline day. They approached his family and even paid his agents a significant amount to ensure they beat Barcelona in the race to his signatures.

After the end of the negotiations, the player was convinced that joining Tottenham was the right decision for him. Their new project under Ange Postecoglou revolves around young players and Bergvall will get enough game time to take the next step in his career.

Spurs struck a deal worth £8.5 million with the Swedish club and the player will make the move to England in the summer. After being snubbed by the teenager, Barcelona’s sporting director has made it clear that they only want to sign players who are interested in playing for them.

Deco on Bergvall snubb via Fabrizio Romano, “We have a clear plan: we only want to sign players who really want to play for Barcelona. We were in talks for Bergvall yes but as we are monitoring other talents, too much attention on the press…”.

The Catalan giants’ director feels there was too much unnecessary attention from the media on the talks with Bergvall during the winter. The 18-year-old was not their only target, they are monitoring other young players and are not really worried having lost to Spurs in the race for the midfield sensations signatures.

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