As the summer transfer window looms, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set for a transfer battle over Real Sociedad’s versatile attacker Ander Barrenetxea.
The 22-year-old has been a standout performer for the Basque outfit this season, contributing significantly in La Liga and the Champions League.
Barrenetxea, with three goals and one assist in La Liga, and one goal and one assist in the Champions League, has caught the attention of both London clubs.
Arsenal sees him as competition for Gabriel Martinelli, while Tottenham’s coach Ange Postecoglou is reportedly a keen admirer of the Spanish forward.
The player’s current deal with the La Liga club runs until June 2027, but the Spanish outfit faces a challenge in retaining him, with Premier League interest intensifying.
Both clubs scouted Barrenetxea last year, and his versatility, operating as a left-sided attacker or through the middle, adds appeal to the potential suitors.
While Real Sociedad aims to resist any January bids, a summer move seems more likely, especially if the Basque outfit fails to secure Champions League football for the next season. As they prepare to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16, the outcome of their league campaign could influence Barrenetxea’s future in the coming transfer window.