Report: Spurs scouting young Premier League midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham are all set to strengthen their squad in multiple positions in the summer. With Christian Eriksen no closer to agreeing on a new contract with the club, it looks this could be the Dane’s last season at Spurs.

The North London club have been linked with several replacements including Leicester City’s James Maddison. However, according to a report in the Guardian, it is not Maddison that Spurs are scouting but rather his Leicester teammate Harvey Barnes.

The 21-year-old has impressed during his loan spells with Barnsley and West Brom in the last two seasons.

Barnes’ displays for West Brom in the first half of the season where he scored nine goals and registered six assists in 26 Championship games, saw Leicester recall him in January. The young Englishman has been a regular feature of the Foxes side recently.

The pacey and skillful midfielder has the ability to run with the ball and beat players. He is also a gifted passer of the ball, and at 21 years of age still has a lot of room for improvement.

While Spurs fans will be underwhelmed if Barnes proves to be Eriksen’s replacement, there is no doubt that the young midfielder can develop into a great player under Pochettino.

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