Barcelona Sent Scouts To Watch Two World Class Players At The Bernabeu
Spurs earned a well deserved draw at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu, and it appears two of their key players were under the watchful eye of Barcelona's technical secretary.
Mauricio Pochettino fielded a very brave, yet brilliant, starting XI against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage game. He started two strikers, with summer signing Fernando Llorente partnering red-hot Harry Kane.
And it proved to be a shrewd plan following his side leaving the Spanish capital with a point.
Spurs players celebrate taking the lead. Image: PA
The visitors opened the scoring through an own-goal from Raphael Varane before Cristiano Ronaldo leveled from the spot. But the defending European champions were denied a winner courtesy of heroics from Hugo Lloris.
The Frenchman brilliantly prevented Karim Benzema from scoring with a reactive save. As well as Lloris, another of Pochettino's summer signing, Davinson Sanchez, also starred for Spurs.
Not to mention Christian Eriksen pulling the strings in the middle of the park. And according to reports, the pair were watched by Robert Fernandez who was on a scouting mission for Barcelona per Bleacher Report.
Eriksen in action for Spurs. Image: PA
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The report suggests the Catalans are keeping tabs on Sanchez and Eriksen ahead of a potential summer bid. The club are also believed to be keen on Kane and Dele Alli who was suspended for last nights fixture.
Sanchez rose to prominence in the Netherlands with Ajax, and was attracting plenty of interest from both Barcelona and Inter Milan.
Though Spurs secured his services after tabling a club record fee. The Colombian defender penned a six-year deal so a move away would seem unlikely, yet that isn't stopping Barcelona from expressing an interest.
Sanchez slides in on Ronaldo. Image: PA
Ernesto Valverde remains hellbent on strengthening his defence with the club also looking at Southampton's Virgil van Dijk and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.
Eriksen, meanwhile, was linked with a move to Camp Nou during the summer transfer window, with Barcelona viewing him as an alternative to Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho.
The Dane has starred for Spurs since moving in 2013. His creativity in midfield has put him on the map.
Could any of these aforementioned Spurs players leave North London for Spain?