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Bookmakers Tip Tottenham As Favourites To Sign Talented English Attacker

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Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley

Manchester United appear to be losing the race for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, who seems to be on the verge of joining Tottenham. We have emerged as a favourite to sign the player, who has refused to sign a new contract at Everton. The 23-year-old is rated as one of the finest young midfielders in English football. However, Everton have been unable to agree on a new deal with the player whose current contract expires in the summer of 2018. Manager Ronald Koeman even issued a warning to the player that he would be sold in the summer if he did not sign a new deal, but it seems to have had the opposite effect on the player.

Ladbrokes have made Tottenham as the front-runners to sign the player (h/t Squawka). The bookmaker reports that Manchester United have had a long-standing interest in the player, but that has changed in the last 12 months since Jose Mourinho was appointed as the manager. It appears that the Portuguese wants to look at his own transfer targets.

Tottenham will certainly be in the market for new and extravagant signings in order to strengthen the squad, to be able to fight on all four fronts next season. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been made aware that the club needs to start winning trophies in order to keep players like Dele Alli and Harry Kane happy at the club. Even though the club has been making a lot of progress in terms of league positions and building a major stadium with over 60,000 capacity, it is now all about winning major trophies.

While Spurs are the overwhelming favourites to sign the player, Manchester United are at 6/1 in the second spot. Manchester City and Arsenal are further behind in the race.

After having secured a second consecutive top four finish, Tottenham have become an attractive proposition for all the top players. Ross Barkley would seriously consider joining us rather than stay at Goodison Park, where the investment from billionaire Farhad Moshiri is yet to make a major impact.

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