Tottenham remain in the race for Lucas Bergvall as they prepare to do battle with Barcelona for his signature on January transfer deadline day. The Djurgardens youngster is reportedly set to decide on which team he wants to join on Wednesday night.
Bergvall visited Tottenham’s training ground on Monday and is now looking around the Catalonians’ facilities before making his decision. Reports in Spain claim Bergvall is in Barcelona to finalise a move to the La Liga giants but Swedish newspaper Expressen suggests otherwise.
Sources close to the teenager have insisted that nothing has been agreed with Barcelona and that Bergvall is just as likely to choose Spurs. The report goes on to add that Bergvall will sign a five-year contract with his chosen club while he is expected to cost somewhere in the region of £17million.
Despite being just 17 years old Bergvall has already made his senior international debut for Sweden during a friendly against Estonia earlier this month. The midfielder is widely regarded to be one of the most promising young players in Europe right now and tore it up for Djurgardens in Sweden’s top tier, Allsvenskan, last season.
Djurgardens are currently beginning their pre-season preparations ahead of the start of the 2024 Allevenskan campaign which kicks off in April and ends in November.
The one-cap Sweden international was absent from his club’s pre-season game against Vasteras SK last Saturday and is expected to leave his home country before the winter transfer window slams shut on Thursday.
Bergvall visited Juventus, Bayern Munich and Manchester United in 2022 with all three clubs keen to acquire his services but heading into January it is Barcelona and Tottenham that lead the pack.
Brommapojkarna’s Sporting Director Peter Kisfaludy confirmed the midfielder had visited all three clubs before his eventual move to Djurgardens in December 2022. “You have to remember that Lucas has been to Manchester United, Juventus, Bayern Munich,” Kisfaludy told FotbollDirekt at the time.
“As said; this is an exceptional talent. His technique and understanding of the game. It is not difficult to understand when you see him that he is the team captain in the U16 national team.”