Why a Mason and Ibe swap would be the perfect deal for Liverpool and Spurs

England's Jordan Ibe (2nd L) in action against Canada's Manny Aparicio (2nd R), Luca Gasparotto (R) and Jeremy Gagnon Lapare (L)

Tottenham Hotspur are in desperate need of a pacey winger, and Jordon Ibe could be the perfect acquisition.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe celebrates scoring their first goalLiverpool's Jordon Ibe would be ideal for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur struggled last season in wide areas, and relied too heavily on full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose in providing the team with width. The lack of crosses into the box was highlighted by the fact their sole striker Harry Kane managed only one headed goal in the league, compared to the five he scored the year before with the likes of Andros Townsend in the team.

The absolute ideal singing for Mauricio Pochettino would be Liverpool's exciting young winger Jordon Ibe. The 20-year-old has been linked with the exit door at Anfield over the past few months, with The Metro claiming he is attracting interest from Arsenal.

Ryan Mason celebrates scoring the first goal for TottenhamRyan Mason has struggled to cement his place in the Spurs first-team

What makes the deal seem a no-brainer is Liverpool's need for a cultured footballer in the middle of the park. With Ryan Mason well down the pecking order at Tottenham, he would seem the perfect fit for Jürgen Klopp's young, energetic side. At 24-years-old, Mason still has a lot to learn, and has bags of unfulfilled potential. The former Borussia Dortmund manager is notorious at getting the absolute best out of his young players, as he proved in Germany with relatively unknown stars at the time, including Robert Lewandowski, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesJürgen Klopp has a history of getting the best out of younger players

Although Mason cannot be considered in the same league as those mentioned above, he does have the potential to reach the heights required to help Liverpool achieve success. His range of passing and composure on the ball would compliment the Reds' more tenacious midfielders like Jordan Henderson and James Milner perfectly, and with Ibe seemingly surplus to requirements at Anfield, a swap would be the ideal scenario for both parties.

The idea of Ibe providing the ammunition for Harry Kane is a tantalising one. What he would give Tottenham is another dimension to their attacking play, where the burden on Christian Erkisen's shoulders is lifted. The opposition would have to be weary of Spurs' threat down the flanks, and in doing so would free the Dane up more, and once the shackles are released, maybe he could elevate himself to the world-class level.

Both Liverpool and Tottenham need to strengthen their squads over the summer, and a swap deal involving Ibe and Mason would be the perfect place to start.

Joe Allen celebrates with Jordon Ibe after scoring the first goal for LiverpoolIbe would add pace to Spurs' front-line

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