Tottenham have suffered a major setback in their pursuit of Barcelona star Alex Moreba.
The midfielder, 18, has been frozen out at nine camps and looks set to leave this summer.
Moriba has taken an interest in Spurs and was thought to be close to agreeing a transfer.
But instead it has agreed to a five-year deal with RB Leipzig. Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer guru claims that Moriba has agreed to a pre-agreement deal, and will move to Germany in June 2022.
He currently has one year left to abide by Barcelona’s contract.
Spurs are keen to hijack the move and could pay 17 17m to secure a speedy transfer from Barcelona.
But Moriba’s agents reportedly want to join their client’s LeapZig.
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Barcelona are believed to be waiting for a proposal from Spurs to sign Moreba, and they may prefer to move him to north London as it guarantees a transfer fee and pays a wage budget. Removes from immediately.
Barcelona is in financial trouble and wants to offload the players because of this.
Moriba joined the first team last season but was sacked for refusing to sign a new contract.
He was scheduled to play for Barcelona B this season but has also been dropped.
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