The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are still hoping that a signing or two will be forthcoming at White Hart Lane…
With no new players through the door yet, there is a genuine fear amongst supporters that the Lilywhites could drop behind the leading pack in the Premier League.
However, in an increasingly inflated market, it makes sense to be careful with your money, and that is exactly what Tottenham are doing. They are, however, hopeful of landing at least one player this summer for a reasonable fee.
According to the Telegraph, Tottenham remain keen on Ross Barkley – and Daniel Levy is even hopeful of sealing the Englishman for half of his asking price, with the Lilywhites keen to land him for a fee of around £25 million. This would mark a stark departure from the £50 million that the club were reportedly demanding earlier this summer.
Significantly, though, with Chelsea also reportedly in the race – any move is far from a done deal.
Tottenham have a top squad, but there is always room for improvement, and Barkley would certainly offer it. He is one of England’s best young players, and whilst he has yet to reach his peak, at 23-years-old he is still young enough to make an impact at the highest level.
There would be no better place to continue his development than at White Hart Lane.
Mauricio Pochettino has a real reputation for developing young English talent, so a move to Tottenham makes a lot of sense for the player. For Tottenham it makes sense too, as Barkley is clearly very talented, he just needs a top manager to get the best out of him.
At Chelsea, though, Barkley would have more of a chance at silverware, and that could appeal to him.
Either way, a move for Barkley remains very difficult, and Tottenham risk missing out if they wait for his price to drop for too long.
Tottenham fans – thoughts?
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