Spurs and Chelsea fans in their respective areas of the Transfer Tavern face an anxious wait, as the future of a certain youngster is uncertain.
Pundits of world football have always been a topic of heated discussion over the years, with shots being fired from all angles. Another pundit to join the bandwagon is former Liverpool and Spurs man Jamie Redknapp, who spoke out about Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the last few days.
The Mirror reported that the son of former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, urged the Chelsea midfielder to go and prove Conte wrong for sending him out on loan.
Spurs themselves, have enjoyed one of the best starts in England, only behind the two Manchester clubs, as they mount their Champions League and Premier League challenge.
Loftus-Cheek has enjoyed a rise in his career of late, as a loan move away from Stamford Bridge to Crystal Palace has seen him enjoy more regular game time. He’s always had the potential, but due to Antonio Conte’s lack of exposure to youngsters, he’s struggled to gain any form of first-team football.
His recent form at Crystal Palace earned him his first England call-up for their squad to play world giants Brazil and Germany. That has had many of our punters suggesting the midfielder would be better served playing for Tottenham, who have reaped the rewards of Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in young players.
Which just goes to show that given first team football, he has the ability to become something special. In a 0-0 draw with giants Germany, the 21-year-old was handed Man of the Match, as he put on a dazzling display that may just send him to the World Cup.
So here’s a look at 3 reasons why the Chelsea man would be better off at Spurs…