Swedish talent Lucas Bergvall has chosen to join Tottenham Hotspur over Barcelona in a stunning coup for the Premier League side.
The 17-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Europe’s most coveted prospects and it appeared he would be signing for Barcelona.
But Tottenham maintained a pursuit led by their Danish technical director Johan Lange and managed to convince Bergvall to opt for them, with a final decision made on Thursday night.
The north London team have an agreement in place with his club, Djurgarden, worth a fixed fee of approaching €10million (£8.5m, $10.9m) plus add-ons.
Bergvall is expected to fly to London on Friday, which is his 18th birthday, to undergo a medical and put pen to paper on a five-year contract.
It is planned that he will stay at Djurgarden for the rest of this season before moving in the summer and being part of Spurs’ senior squad.
Bergvall visited Tottenham on Monday, meeting key personal including chairman Daniel Levy and head coach Ange Postecoglou. He was pictured doing similar at Barcelona on Tuesday.
A deal was almost done with Barcelona, only for Spurs to persuade Bergvall that his career should continue there and they will now aim to seal another impressive piece of recruitment.
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