Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on a trio of Leicester City players this season, according to Football Insider.
According to the publication, the club are keeping a close eye on Demarai Gray, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison.
The club is said to be scheduling regular reports on the three players as they look to build for the future.
A source told Football Insider that Barnes, Gray and Maddison feature on a list of targets and that they will be looked at in January and next summer’s transfer windows.
Building for the future is a smart move from all at the club, especially with the threat of an attacker potentially leaving the club. Christian Eriksen was vocal in wanting to leave the club in this summer’s transfer window and is still being linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
And in Mauricio Pochettino, the club already have an ideal boss to appeal to young English talent. Indeed, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters are just four of the young homegrown players who have shown how good the Argentine is at improving a youngster, turning them into Premier League level operators.
Winks averaged the highest pass percentage rate of any Spurs player last season, as he slowly secured a starting role in central midfield under Pochettino (via WhoScored). Meanwhile, Walker-Peters was thrown in at the beginning of the season and currently averages the joint-most tackles in the squad.
However, it is Kane and Alli which are the former Argentina international’s greatest successes in his career so far. Now hugely important players for England too, the two have come on leaps and bounds under the former Southampton coach.
Targeting younger players is a smart move from the Lilywhites as they have the manager who will get the best out of them. Whether or not they would come cheap due to the fact they are British and play for a Premier League rival remains to be seen, though Daniel Levy has obviously shown a willingness to splash the cash of late, breaking the transfer record for Tanguy Ndombele.
Indeed, Pochettino has shown in his career that he vastly improves players, showing the benefit of this transfer strategy.
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