Tottenham have cooled their interest in signing Ross Barkley this summer, according to The Mirror.
Barkley rejected a new contract offer from Everton at the end of last season and is expected to move on in the coming weeks.
Spurs had reportedly been in pole position to sign Barkley, but The Mirror claims the club has “growing reservations” about the midfielder.
The report suggests Tottenham simply don’t think Barkley is worth buying given the strength they already have in the attacking midfield positions.
I’m inclined to agree. Although I think Barkley could be a star under Mauricio Pochettino’s management, there’s a big chance he would struggle for game-time if Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen stay fit.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Spurs reignite their interest in the 23-year-old later in the transfer window. If Barkley hasn’t found a new club by then, perhaps Daniel Levy could negotiate a deal on the cheap.