Barcelona considering €20m Tottenham transfer target as Pedro replacement

Reports in Spain suggest that Barcelona have identified Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Andriy Yarmolenko as a potential successor for Pedro.

The Spain international and World Cup winner moved to Chelsea last week, making his debut in the Pensioners’ 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

Having apparently disillusioned with life Barcelona, Pedro sought pastures new [Metro], but he had previously been a valuable contributor at the Nou Camp—albeit largely from the bench, rather than as a starter.

Despite the presence of youngsters Munir and Sandro, Barcelona may yet require a replacement, with Sport reporting that sporting director Robert Fernandez is prepared to move to sign a new player in January should either of the youngsters fail to impress.

The Spanish source have suggested that the reigning European champions are considering both Celta Vigo’s Nolito as well as Ukraine attacker Andriy Yarmolenko.

However, the Dynamo Kyiv midfielder has latterly been linked with a move to the Premier League, with both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur [ESPN] understood to be keen on his services.

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With Barcelona unable to sign new players until January, either of the EPL pair may well need to move to sign the forward during the current transfer window, before he can contemplate a switch to Catalonia.

The Liverpool Echo reported recently that Everton had opened talks with Dynamo over a €20 million move for the wideman.

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