The 23-year-old Chilean forward has found it difficult to break into the Barcelona first-team on a regular basis – due to the competition for places from the likes of Lionel Messi, Pedro, Christian Tello, and David Villa.
He made an impressive start to his career at Undinese where he scored 20 goals in 95 senior appearances. He was sent out on loan from the Italian side to Chilean club Colo-Colo and Argentine giants River Plate, before making his transfer to Barcelona in 2011.
The youngster was acquired for a reported €26 million – something that will no doubt effect any potential move away from the Nou Camp.
Having made only 6 La Liga appearances so far this season, the attacker has found it difficult to resuscitate his form, and is yet to score a goal for the Spanish giants.
Reports in the Spanish media suggest Spurs have already made contact with Sanchez’s agent as the club look to contend for a top four spot this season to regain qualification for the Champion’s League.
They were cruelly denied qualification for the continent’s most prestigious competition due to London rivals Chelsea bagging the last spot, despite finishing 6th, by winning the competition last season.
They now compete in the Europa League which new manager Andre Villas-Boas has won with previous club Porto in 2011.
The North Londoners have been linked with an array of attacking talent in the run up to the January transfer window – speculation that they’ll make a move for a winger have circulated, with their primary target understood to be Shakhtar Donetsk’s Willian.
But a potential move for the Brazilian from Chelsea may hamper their plans to land the winger, fuelling rumours that they may instead opt for Sanchez.
However, the winger scored last night for Barcelona in their Copa del Rey clash with Alaves, so perhaps there’s a chance he can revive his career at the Nou Camp.
His squad status as a rotational may, however, frustrate the young man enough that he would prefer a move to White Hart Lane where he would undoubtedly be a key player and probably the first name on the team sheet.
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