The Bleacher Report have an article on some transfers that may well happen in January with comings and goings on the horizon at Spurs.
Ross Barkley is first on the agenda and the article talks about how his proposed move to Chelsea became one of the focal points of the last transfer deadline day, and without a doubt the Barkley transfer saga will resurface once again in the new year.
It adds that Barkley turned down a switch to Antonio Conte’s side in August and he has not played since, due to a hamstring injury. He is expected he will be fit again for January, at which stage he will have just six months remaining on his Evertoncontract, and the article adds that Tottenham are again aiming to sign him.
The prospect of linking up with Mauricio Pochettino is appealing to Barkley due to his record of getting English players to fulfil their potential and the article understands that Pochettino likes the idea of using him as a central-midfield player.
Thr article adds that we would only be willing to offer around £15 million due to his expiring contract but Spurs are confident they can finally get this deal done no matter who the next Everton manager is.
The article shifts attention then to Luke Shaw, who has been limited to just two EFL Cup outings this season and, according to the piece,insiders at Old Trafford now believe Mourinho is willing to let him leave on a loan deal.
Its been a hellish few years for 22-year-old Shaw at Old Trafford, and it’s believed the full back is keen on the idea of linking up with his old mentor Mauricio Pochettino once again.
Shaw excelled under Pochettino’s tutelage and the article reckons it is confidence that is now needed to lift Shaw back to the levels he knows he is capable of.
The article adds that Mourinho sees Shaw as surplus to requiremente but is believed to prefer the option of him leaving on loan midway through the season, instead of permanently. The article says Shaw would be seen as an ideal figure to take over from Danny Rose, who is likely to leave Tottenham sooner rather than later
It then moves on to Rose’s situation and talks about his ill advised tell all to The Sun in August in which it seemed that Rose made it clear he sees his long-term future away from White Hart Lane.
The article adds that sources have indicated that Manchester City are still keen to test the water and attempt to make him part of their title-challenging squad at the next opportunity.
The article concludes saying that Rose has indicated that he would like to move north again, and there is little doubt he would be keen to follow former team-mate Kyle Walker into the Etihad.
So as January fast approaches the rumours start up again and this report believes it’ll be 2 in and 1 out at Spurs. So we ask you this would you be happy to see Rose go and get replaced by Shaw and how about the arrival of Barkley? With Harry Winks emergence is Barkley what we really need? Let us know your thoughts.
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