Tottenham places £17m tag on  Antonin Barak

 

Tottenham Hotspur have  been told that it would take a fee of €20m (£17.1m) to price Antonin Barak away from Hellas Verona this summer.

The 27-year-old initially arrived on loan at Hellas Verona from Udinese in 2020 and immediately impressed with seven goals and three assists from 34 Serie A games in his debut season.

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Igor Tudor’s side made the decision to acquire Barak permanently for a £5.4m price tag last summer, and the playmaker has continued his strong form since.

Barak has found the back of the net 11 times in 29 Serie A games this term – in addition to contributing four assists – and his form has supposedly led to interest from elsewhere across Europe.

Barak’s contract with Hellas Verona also has just two years left to run, so the Italian club are not in a particularly strong position to demand a hefty figure in the upcoming transfer wind

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According to Corriere della Sera  via insidefutbol Tottenham are keen to bring the Czech Republic international to North London this season, but they will have a fight on their hands to do so.

The report adds that Napoli are also keeping tabs on Barak’s future, while a number of unnamed Bundesliga clubs have also been credited with an interest in his services.

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Newcastle United and West Ham United were also linked with a move for Barak last year, with the midfielder registering 18 goals and eight assists in 66 appearances for Verona in total so far.

The former Slavia Prague and Lecce prospect has also earned 31 caps for the Czech Republic national team – scoring eight goals and providing two assists  but his side lost out to Sweden in their World Cup 2022 Qualifying semi-final playoff.

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