Who is Barcelona talent and Tottenham target Carles Alena?

Carles Alena is a talent you can’t deny it. 21 years-old, the Spaniard has only played 46 minutes this season, and now this talent is keen to uproot from Barcelona and go elsewhere. As a result, Tottenham may be the destination.

According to the Daily Star, the La Masia graduate is seen as a Christian Eriksen replacement following the Danish international’s demand to leave North London – a move to Real Madrid perhaps. Moreover, Mundo Deportivo have followed this story up, giving the rumours some leverage. It’s no surprise Alena is being allowed to leave, with just 46 minutes for the Blaugrana this season. Minutes week in week out seems like what his career needs.

Carles Alena’s style of play

A swashbuckling left foot and outstanding with the ball at his feet, Carles Aleñá is capable of playing from deep but also as a number ten, giving him a pleasing versatility – something Pochettino could use to his advantage. Watching the video above, you can see why he was likened to Lionel Messi at an early age. I think it’s the unassuming burst of pace…

Where does Carles Alena’s future lie?

Coming through the Catalan club’s fabled academy, he’s highly rated by the club. But at 21 years old, he needs to start kicking on if he wants a future at the Camp Nou. Perhaps a coach with a reputation of developing players like the Argentine is the spring board the Spaniard needs.

Whether a permanent deal can be done come the summer is yet to be seen. However, a loan move could give the wider world a greater opinion on Carles Alena. The epitomy of a Spanish attacking midfielder, only started six games last season for Barcelona. Featuring mostly in the Under 23s, it’s time for him to step up. With his game time reducing even further, will we see him in a Tottenham shirt come January?

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