Three Tottenham players for Burnley to consider to bolster midfield options

Tottenham's Erik Lamela celebrates with Ryan Mason after scoring their second goal

Burnley sold David Jones on Wednesday and should target one of Tottenham Hotspur's fringe players as a replacement.

Burnley manager Sean DycheBurnley manager Sean Dyche

Burnley manger Sean Dyche talked up the club's need to improve their squad further (talkSPORT), especially in the midfield area following the sale of David Jones to Sheffield Wednesday.

In a market that is so inflated, where £10 million for an average player seems to be the norm, a useful tactic for the Clarets would be to shop at the bigger clubs for their unwanted players.

It is a tactic that has proved to be useful in the past with Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil and Chelsea's move for Cesc Fabregas.

Tottenham have a midfield packed full of top-class talent, and because of this, there are three midfielders in particular who will struggle to nail down regular first-team football at White Hart Lane, and any one of them would make ideal signings for the Turf Moor outfit.

1. Ryan Mason:

Juventus' Miralem Pjanic in action with Tottenham's Ryan Mason Tottenham's Ryan Mason in action

The 25-year-old has been at Spurs since 2008, but has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular. At this stage of his career it is vital for his future development that he plays on a consistent basis, and a move to Burnley would enable him to do this.

He has fantastic technique and his impeccable timing of runs into the box would be a great asset for Sean Dyche's men as they look to improve their attacking potency.

2. Nabil Bentaleb:

Tottenham's Nabil BentalebTottenham's Nabil Bentaleb

The 21-year-old Algerian burst on to the scene at White Hart Lane during Tim Sherwood's reign, but has since failed to live up to the high expectations placed upon him.

A wonderful passer of the football, Bentaleb could play the deep-lying midfield playmaker role at Turf Moor, and help dictate the play.

He is another player who would benefit immensely from a move away from Tottenham.

3. Tom Carroll:

Another long-term Spurs servant, the 24-year-old has made only four Premier League starts for the North London outfit since he joined the first team in 2010.

He is a creative player and possesses impressive technique. He was compared to Luka Modric during his younger years, and while he obviously is not anywhere near the level of the Croatian, the chance of regular first-team football could be the platform he needs to flourish into a top-class Premier League player.

Burnley would be in a far stronger position to progress this term if they managed to sign one of the three players mentioned, and Dyche should make it his priority to bring one of the Tottenham stars to Turf Moor.

Tottenham's Tom Carroll in actionTottenham's Tom Carroll in action

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