I'd like to think that I'm not blinded by the hype that Carlos Kickabouts often bring if linked to Spurs. But what I am going to state... I understand that Barkley could represent good business. You know, minimal transfer fee in current climate at worst. I also understand that he may develop under Poch's guidance. But, he just doesn't seem to do it for me. I don't think I really rate him. I certainly wouldn't want him to be the long term Dembele replacement. Maybe I haven't seen enough of him, I've seen him hit a few decent goals from distance, but standout performances, don't really recall. Just don't think he's going to improve us to reach a higher level. Not feeling it. I suppose the attraction is the aforementioned, cheap risk, with the chance of recouping money laid out at worst. I think he sat quite high last season in the chance created stakes, but we all know that stat can be somewhat misleading. Squad needs depth for sure, but maybe I'm seeking an improvement as opposed to another "he can do a job." More than happy to be proven wrong if he joins up. Like I say, just not feeling it. Does that equate to me wanting a player from abroad instead. Nope. I just want the best we can afford and secure in every position. Backed up by the very best we can afford and secure.