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According to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness’ Naveen Ullal), scout Ramon Planes―now with Barcelona―recommended the 22-year-old to Spurs after seeing him in action, but the club didn’t follow up.
Sport Witness added Barcelona were also looking at the player when he signed for Los Blancos from Mallorca.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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