Much has been made of the improvement of several Tottenham players since Mauricio Pochettino took over as manager in the summer of 2014.
Danny Rose is arguably the biggest success story; the full-back, who was considered surplus to requirements by many supporters, has become one of the club’s best players over the last two seasons.
Equally impressive is the development of Kyle Walker. Previously error-prone and almost totally reliant on pace to get out of trouble, the right-back has grown in confidence and is now considered a vital competent for Spurs both defensively and offensively.
And it seems some of the European giants have taken note. The Evening Standard is exclusively reporting that Walker is on Barcelona’s summer shortlist as the La Liga club attempts to belatedly replace former full-back Dani Alves.
Walker is reportedly on £70,000-a-week at White Hart Lane, which Barcelona could obviously increase. But Daniel Levy would likely place a heft price tag on one of the club’s best assets.
The 26-year-old seems happy enough at Tottenham and the fans have been delighted with his performances of late. Here’s hoping Barcelona look elsewhere.