With Tottenham now having all but conceded the Premier League title to bitter rivals Chelsea, the Spurs fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern are discussing what needs to happen next year.
There’s little doubting the fact Mauricio Pochettino boasts one of the most vibrant and dynamic young sides in Europe, though the Argentine coach really could do with an extra touch of class in order to see his side over the line.
With that in mind, those from Hotspur Way should be paying extremely close to attention to developments on Merseyside over the next few days.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has recently revealed the club have given England international Ross Barkley a one-week deadline to decide his future at the club.
Out of contract next summer, the 23-year-old would be a wonderful addition to Tottenham’s title hopefuls. While he’s struggled to consistently fulfil his potential at Goodison Park, Barkley is one of the most talented English players out there.
Able to provide Spurs with a different dimension in an already wonderfully varied frontline, he’d give the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen a powerful and direct outlet.
Boasting a technical ability rarely seen in players from these isles, the midfielder would help Tottenham break behind enemy lines, something they’ve struggled to do in the draws that saw them lose ground at the start of the campaign.
Players comfortable in bringing the ball from deep at pace isn’t something Pochettino has an abundance of and Barkley would be a great option on that front.
Furthermore, the record the Argentine has when working with English talent could finally help bring out the best in the Everton star, a tantalising prospect for both club and country.
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