According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur did not move for Everton’s Ross Barkley as they feel better targets are available in the summer, and that must suggest that Daniel Levy has plans to spend big in six months’ time.
Barkley was thought to be a long-term Spurs target, but the England international ended up moving to Chelsea in a £15 million deal, without Mauricio Pochettino’s side providing any competition.
The Standard claim that is because Tottenham have their eyes on more talented targets in the summer, and that has to be an encouraging piece of news for Spurs fans.
Tottenham supporters have grown frustrated with their side’s unwillingness to spend big on new players, to really advance the squad.
But to find better than Barkley, in the modern day market, Levy will have no option but to pay up.
And the fact that Spurs let Barkley go, as they have their sights set on better, can only be treated as a very exciting piece of news for Pochettino’s side.