Tottenham Hotspur trying to hijack £17m transfer after Newcastle United bid & Man United trial

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: A general view inside the stadium with the Tottenham Hotspur cockerel during the EPCR 2023/2024 Season Launch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: A general view inside the stadium with the Tottenham Hotspur cockerel during the EPCR 2023/2024 Season Launch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: A general view inside the stadium with the Tottenham Hotspur cockerel during the EPCR 2023/2024 Season Launch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The Newcastle United transfer target is facing a big deadline day decision.

Newcastle United-linked Lucas Bergvall is deciding between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona as his next club.

The 17-year-old Swedish sensation has caught the eye whilst playing for Djurgardens. Bergvall has gone to make 41 senior appearances and recently made his international debut after coming on as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Estonia in January.

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Bergvall had a trial at Manchester United a couple of years ago and Swedish outlet Expressen claimed earlier this month that Newcastle had made an offer for the midfielder.

Newcastle United have found a new head physio. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Newcastle United have found a new head physio. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United have found a new head physio. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) | Getty Images

However, the race for Bergvall's signature has reportedly whittle down to two clubs. As per the Evening Standard, the £17million-rated starlet was at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground on Monday and is now in Barcelona as he weighs up a decision.

The La Liga giants had looked set to seal his signature but Tottenham's approach has left Bergvall with a decision ahead of tonight's deadline.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are close to announcing the signing of 18-year-old Alfie Harrison from Manchester City.

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The Magpies agreed an undisclosed fee for Harrison last week and he has since been on Tyneside to undergo a medical and complete the remaining formalities.

It's understood Harrison has penned a long-term contract after being provided with a clear path towards the first-team.

It's claimed by HITC that Harrison had attracted interest from West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Celtic, Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Nice before opting to move to St James' Park.

Asked about Harrison last week, United boss Eddie Howe said: "We welcome him into the football club. I wasn't directly involved in that transfer but certainly, he's a highly talented player and we hope he does really well with us."

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