Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle
Tottenham have been reported as holding an interest in Newcastle United attacking midfield duo Georginio Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko in recent days, according to the Mail and the London Evening Standard, with the recently relegated Magpies having large asking prices for both international players.
And while there is a reluctance for the Tyneside club to sell either, as is clear by the fees they are asking for them, Tottenham may have a couple of ace cards if they were to decide to pursue their interest.
France's Moussa Sissoko and referee Mark Clattenburg
In the current climate of Sissoko and Wijnaldum being worth fees between £25 and £35 million, figures some would deem not reflecting their ability, then Tottenham could value large fees for Pritchard or Mason, possibly even more inflated because both are English and therefore homegrown.
Alex Pritchard of England during training
It would be unlikely for Tottenham to bid for both players, and it would also be unlikely that Newcastle would be open to selling the duo, but if Spurs were to offer either or both Pritchard and Mason in any deal, it would bring down the amount of money necessary to offer while also giving Magpies two players who would star in the Championship as attacking midfielders.
Pritchard starred for Brentford in the 2014-15 season, while Mason was a regular at Premier League level that same year, and would be even more useful featuring further forward.
They would surely be young, positive additions as Newcastle seek to return to the Premier League, while Rafa Benitez may be looking for a way to bring in players if he was to let either Wijnaldum or Sissoko depart.
England's Ryan Mason and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain during training
What would be a beneficial deal for both clubs?