“Sign Josh King and Barkley” Says Micky Hazard

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Dom Le Roy

Former Spurs midfielder Micky Hazard has claimed Spurs should pour all their transfer efforts into signing Premier League duo Joshua King and Ross Barkley this Summer.

Both players have recently been linked with a move to North-London and Hazard, who was part of Tottenham’s 1984 UEFA Cup winning side, claims they’d be perfect fits for the current Tottenham team.

“You’re not going to attract a £50 million, £60 million player to cover for Harry Kane,” He told TalkSport. “King is one of the players I’ve been advocating going out and getting. He scores goals, he’s quick, he’s powerful, he’s strong. He’s slightly different to Harry.”

“What we didn’t want was two Harrys – obviously we’d have two Harrys of course – but we want someone who would complement him too. So King would be perfect.”

Joshua King scored an impressive 16 goals for Bournemouth in 36 appearances last season and is only 2 years older than Kane, at 25.

Alternatively, 23 year old play-maker Ross Barkley, who Hazard also identified as a should-be transfer target for Pochettino, managed 6 goals and 8 assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for Everton in what was arguably and inconsistent campaign for the Englishman last season.

“Ross Barkley for me would be another great signing,” He added. “I’d love to see Barkley under Pochettino’s regime. The way Poch trains the boys, gets their fitness levels up, the way he works on his press and high press and what have you.”

“Barkley, under that, I’m sure could progress lovely and it would benefit England as well.”

Speculation surrounding Barkley’s future at the Merseyside club resurfaced recently when Everton confirmed the signing of Davy Klaassen for a sum of £23.6 million.

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