Barcelona Make Contact With Tottenham Over Ryan Sessegnon – And May Pursue Swap Deal

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Ryan Sessegnon joined Spurs in 2019 | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

Barcelona have contacted Tottenham regarding the availability of Ryan Sessegnon, and are considering the possibility of a swap deal to make the move happen.

Sessegnon joined Spurs from Fulham ahead of the 2019/20 season, but has struggled to nail down a regular place in the starting XI since making the switch.

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Sessegnon has failed to nail down a place as a Spurs regular this season | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Barcelona are said to be long time admirers of 20-year-old Sessegnon and have been keeping tabs on him since his breakthrough as a teenager at Fulham. Sky Sports report that Barça have now made Spurs aware of their interest and are exploring the possibility of a swap deal this summer.

La Blaugrana had already enquired about Spurs’ record-signing Tanguy Ndombele with regards to a potential deal this summer, but have since cooled their interest in the midfielder after signing Miralem Pjanic from Juventus.

Barça are willing to let go of several players in order to restructure their squad this summer, and there have previously been claims of Nelson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti being offered to Spurs.

As for Sessegno, he joined Spurs in a deal worth £25m last summer and despite struggling to break into the side so far, is focused on finishing the season before considering any potential departure.

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Ndombele joined Spurs last summer in a deal worth up to €72m | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Spurs’ hierarchy, meanwhile, are keen to see both Sessegnon and Ndombele used more frequently – considering the hefty finances involved in signing both players – but head coach Jose Mourinho is still yet to be convinced by the pair.

Over in Spain, Barça are looking to rebuild in a number of positions this summer. As well as left back, a striker is also seen as a priority, with Inter’s Lautaro Martinez continually being linked with a move to Camp Nou.

In order to facilitate any new signings, though, the Catalan giants must move on a number of players. With Arthur Melo being used as a makeweight in the deal that brought Pjanic to the club, Barcelona could look to conclude player-plus-cash deals more regularly this summer – with Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal also mentioned as potential big-name sacrifices.

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