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Mauricio Pochettino Has Told Daniel Levy To Finalise Tottenham’s First January Deal – Report

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Ross Barkley
Ross Barkley

Tottenham Hotspur have been strongly linked with England international midfielder Ross Barkley in the winter transfer window. The latest reports indicate that manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the club hierarchy to finalise a deal for the midfielder. (The Gambling Times)

The attacking midfielder has already made up his mind to leave Everton and had it not been for the injury, he would have already made it out of Everton in the summer.

His current contract with the Toffees ends at the end of this season but Everton are reportedly keen on selling him for £20million. The attacking midfielder is willing to join Tottenham and work with Pochettino but Spurs are not willing to match that valuation.

I don’t see any reason as to why we should because signing a player who has less than six months on his contract and is currently on the treatment table for £20million is like paying £100million when he is fit and playing on a long-term contract!

Though Everton manager Sam Allardyce has recently told the media that the 24-year-old will be back in action soon, I see that as a ploy to increase his transfer fee, ahead of the transfer window. Even if he comes back to action, it would take some time before he finds his feet and gets going. There is no doubt that he is a good player with huge potential but getting back to his best after a long injury lay-off will be difficult.

Should Tottenham sign Barkley? No matter what the critics say, he is still a good signing for the club. Though the valuations are not logical and practical, if Pochettino feels that he needs the midfielder then the club should go for his signature.

The best Pochettino can do is to convince the club chairman Daniel Levy of the need to sign Barkley and let him at least negotiate with Everton. For all we know, the Toffees may be playing bluff with the valuations or trying to see if our interest is genuine.

What do you think? Should we go for Barkley?

4 thoughts on “Mauricio Pochettino Has Told Daniel Levy To Finalise Tottenham’s First January Deal – Report”

  1. He’s good value at 20million right now. 1) Because Alli’s dip in form means another option is needed now. 2) because a top 6 rival is after him also. 3) I’d rate him at £60million if his contract was not winding down. That’s potentially what we’ll get for him if he ever moves on.

  2. Lets get all of our transfer deals done early, stop messing around, if we want Champions League to take into our new stadium next season we need quality players and quick.

  3. I’m an admirer of Barkley, so really want the club to sign him. But…the author is right. He didn’t sign for Chelsea in the summer despite their and Everton’s best attempts to shoe-horn him into a deal – because he really wants to play for Poch. He has less than six months left on his contract and won’t even be match-fit. I know Everton have to try to salvage as much as they can out if this because they have messed up, but even in today’s crazy market £20 million is way steep for a player “of potential” under these circumstances, IMHO.

  4. I suspect he is winding his contract down to get the best deal possible. I think the big clubs will come for him again and offer him more this time. Which means they may blow us out the water in wages and the signing on fee.
    If it comes to a bosman deal I don’t think we’ll get him, but he does care about Everton so I do think paying them a fee would make him feel more comfortable about leaving.

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