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Tottenham successfully signed 18-year-old midfield prospect Lucas Bergvall on Deadline Day from Djurgardens and succeeded in hijacking Barcelona’s deal for the Swedish talent. How did this happen?
First of all, last week Tottenham organised a trip for Bergvall and his family to visit the Premier League club’s training ground this Monday. This gave the player the chance to speak with many people at the London club, which included Ange Postecoglou, who had conversations with the Swedish prospect.
In the end, Spurs offered a higher fee to Djugardens than Barcelona and also convinced the player with their long-term project for the club. The London side also lured the midfielder to North London by offering him the chance to enter the first-team squad very soon, which is exciting for any young player.
In addition to this, the influence of Dejan Kulusevski played a role in Bergvall choosing Tottenham over Barca, who spoke to his fellow countryman about the Premier League club and how everything works at Spurs.
I can tell you that Tottenham successfully convincing Bergvall to join them was a shock for Barcelona as they were really convinced that they were close to signing the Swedish talent.
The La Liga side were winning the fight for the player in the months leading up to January as Inter and Eintracht Frankfurt also wanted the midfielder but he kept saying he wanted to go Barca. However, the 18-year-old would choose the Premier League in the end and is set to join up with Postecoglou’s squad in the summer.
There have been reports in Spain suggesting that Erling Haaland is struggling at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola was asked about this during his press conference on Friday. The Man City coach played down the reports and said that the Manchester club don’t have the feeling that their striker is unhappy, before jokingly suggesting that maybe the media in Madrid “have more information than us.”
I’m not aware of anything about Haaland being unhappy, sad or whatever in Manchester. The situation remains the same as always, the player is enjoying his time at the Premier League champions working under a top coach like Pep…