Tottenham 'renew' interest in £34m Barcelona ace as Chelsea and Man United 'tug-of-war' begins

Tottenham Hotspur's interest in Brazilian forward Vitor Roque could be renewed in the coming weeks as the youngster struggles for first-team minutes at Barcelona, according to reports.

Roque signed for Barcelona in July of last year for a fee of around £34m (€40million), the Spanish giants beating off competition from Spurs and other European sides.

Attempting to block Roque's path to Camp Nou, the agent of Roque - Andre Cury - told Charla Podcast both the Lilywhites and Manchester United submitted proposals worth double the amount put forward by Barcelona.

"We received much bigger offers from Tottenham and Manchester United for Vitor Roque," he previously explained. "It was over €100million. But his career plan is well mapped out and we opted for Barcelona. The moment is not to look at the money but the career."

Unable to register the attacker until January due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, Roque's start to life at his new club has been anything but straightforward. Limited to only two starts in La Liga, with his other 11 appearances have come from the bench, Spanish outlet AS have report the teenager is already "at a crossroads in his Barcelona career.

The above article states a "tug-of-war" between the player and club is already ongoing and several teams will "try to take advantage" of the uncertain situation.

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It is claimed Roque has received approximately 30 enquiries over his availability this summer, either on loan or on a permanent basis. Among those reportedly showing an interest are Spurs, who have "knocked on the striker's door" after "almost everything was agreed" for him to head to London last year.

Chelsea and Manchester United have also "tested the possibility" of striking a deal, though will have to sell before they are able to buy this summer due to financial constraints.

Cury, the player's agent, is believed to have planned a meeting with Barcelona sporting director Deco in the coming weeks in search of a resolution. Shedding light on this topic during a recent interview with RAC1, Cury said: "If the club doesn't give Vitor a place, unfortunately we will have to talk to the club to find a solution. A loan for a young boy ends up hurting him. The best thing is to stay at Barcelona, but if he can't stay, we are going to work so that he leaves permanently, he will be sold.

"The player and I chose to come to Barcelona for less than half the offers from other clubs. We are happy and we want to continue. If we can't, we will sit down with the president and Deco to find a good solution for all parties."