Nelson Semedo, Barcelona star, emerges January transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur

Nelson Semedo, Barcelona star, emerges January transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur

- Nelson Semedo could be joining Tottenham Hotspur this month

- The Portuguese star has two more years on his current deal at Barcelona

- Semedo has scored just once in over 100 appearances for the Catalans

Barcelona defender, Nelson Semedo, has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur during this winter transfer window.

The Premier League giants have not been consistent so far this campaign and their boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to solve the right-back problem facing his team.

Spurs have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 games since the 56-year-old took over from Mauricio Pochettino in December.

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With Kyle Walker-Peters considering a move away from the north London side in the coming days, Mourinho will have just Serge Aurier in that position and it might be dangerous for him.

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The club is yet to find a quality replacement for Kieran Trippier who joined Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2018 and this seems to be taking its toll.

Daily Star citing The Mirror claims Barcelona star has become a major target for Mourinho and could make a move for the star.

The Portuguese defender has two more seasons on his current deal with Barcelona having joined them from Benfica in 2017.

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Barca are willing to let the player leave as Ernesto Valverde is eyeing Real Betis star Emerson, who was promoted to the Brazilain senior team from the U23 side.

Semedo has assisted eight goals while scoring one in 102 appearances across competitions for the Catalans since he joined them three years back. earlier reported that Tottenham are set to announce the signing of Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan after the Poland striker agreed a deal worth £28million.

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The 24-year-old will reportedly sign a three and half year deal and will complete his medical in the next few days.

It is understood Spurs will pay an initial £23.8m with £4.2m to come in add-ons for the Polish striker who is coming at the time Harry Kane is injured.

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