Ross Barkley

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http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/foo...io-pochettino-looks-to-get-best-a3420031.html

Tottenham poised to move for Everton’s £35m man Ross Barkley as Mauricio Pochettino looks to get best out of Harry Kane

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TOM COLLOMOSSE

Ross Barkley figures prominently on a list of players being considered by Tottenham as they seek greater attacking support for Harry Kane.

Standard Sport understands Spurs have made a tentative enquiry about the Everton midfielder, who has struggled to gain the confidence of manager Ronald Koeman — notwithstanding an improved performance in last night’s 2-1 win over Arsenal.

Barkley, 23, is out of contract at the end of next season, after signing a four-year deal worth about £65,000 a week in 2014.

In order to persuade Everton even to think about selling Barkley, it is thought clubs would have to offer a minimum £35million. It would also be difficult to put together a deal in January — when sides are reluctant to discuss deals for important players — but Tottenham are known to have looked at the situation closely.

Yet it has not all been plain sailing for Barkley and Tottenham are exploring whether he could be tempted away from Merseyside.

Although Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of players who can make up the trio behind Kane in a 4-2-3-1 system, he still believes Spurs need a man who can carry the ball at pace and beat opponents.

During the summer, Tottenham added Moussa Sissoko — for a fee that could reach £30m — and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to their attacking-midfield ranks. The first choice players for those positions are Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Heung-min Son and Erik Lamela.
 

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He goes missing a lot. Although, I think under Poch, he's the kind of player that has another two or three gears to go up. With the right supervision he could be a very, very good player. At the moment, I see him as a wasted talent to an extent who with some good coaching could become great.

I'd like to see this happen.
 

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From the little I've seen and read of him Barkley hasn't been great this season and started to struggle at the end of last season.

Not sure if he is an overhyped player or if he needs a new challenge to invigorate him.

Would welcome the signing though despite the risk.
 

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Maybe he's just lost his way at Everton. Easy to do, they drift through season after season.

35m though.. suppose that's the going rate.
 

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Doubt this will happen although this is the type of player we need. He can produce something out of nothing although he hasn't been great recently, definitely showed signs of a top quality player a couple of seasons back
 

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at least he can take on players and get past them, and his corner kick is miles better than eriksen
Him and Alli could be a very good partnership
 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football...abs-everton-star-ross-barkley-ahead-possible/

Tottenham keeping tabs on Everton star Ross Barkley ahead of possible summer move

14 DECEMBER 2016 • 12:30PM

Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a close eye on Ross Barkley’s situation at Everton ahead of a possible move for the midfielder.

It is highly unlikely that Everton would entertain bids for Barkley in January, but Spurs are ready to make an offer in the summer if the 23 year-old does not sign a new contract before the end of the season.

Barkley’s current Everton deal has 18 months remaining on it and talks over a new contract have been put on ice while the player tries to hold down a place in manager Ronald Koeman’s side. Koeman has been critical of Barkley this season, but restored him to the team for the victory over Arsenal and was rewarded with an impressive performance.

Barkley has lost his England place since the European Championships, but Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident he could get the best out of him. Pochettino has worked wonders with a host of young English players at Southampton and Tottenham, which could be attractive to Barkley as he ponders his future.

Despite the fact he will only have 12 months remaining on his current contract in the summer, Everton would still demand at least £25 million for Barkley at the end of the season. That fits into Tottenham’s budget,
although chairman Daniel Levy may well try to argue that figure down.

Pochettino is seeking more creative options within his squad, having seen Spurs look slightly one-dimensional against better opposition this season.

Fitting both Barkley and Dele Alli into the same side would be a challenge for Pochettino, but the Argentine has proved before that he likes competition in his squad.

Chelsea have a historical interest in Barkley, but it is unclear whether or not the talented playmaker would fit into the system deployed by head coach Antonio Conte with Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro all at the club, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek still waiting for a chance.
 

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The boy's got skills and physicality. Could be a good fit but how many northeners come down south? Could get him a definite England spot i suppose.

He's definitely worth a punt.
 

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I just do not rate him.

He has some decent spells, but does he have it in him to improve his fitness, desision making and consistency enough to be an improvement on what we already have?
 
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