Poch suggests Barkley’s Spurs move on the cards

Date published: Saturday 9th December 2017 8:59

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Tottenham could reignite their interest in Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

Barkley was the subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs in the summer, but Tottenham were the most heavily linked.

The midfielder almost joined Chelsea on transfer deadline day but eventually turned down the move, and will have just six months left on his contract in January.

Pochettino says that Tottenham will concentrate on signing English talent in upcoming transfer windows, and so Barkley could be top of his shopping list.

Tottenham are likely to focus more on English talent, given their Champions League squad in September filled all 17 places for non-homegrown players and Erik Lamela, now fit again, had to be left out.

UEFA rules allow clubs to register three new players ahead of the last 16 but any additions must still be balanced by others taken out.

Twenty-year-old midfielder Josh Onomah, on loan at Aston Villa, and 19-year-old defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, on loan at Sheffield United, can both be recalled.

“Of course we are restricted,” Pochettino said.

“Now we’re so focussed in trying to bring more English players through the academy. Or if we don’t have this profile, try to take advantage of the English market and add more English players here.”

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