Three reasons Spurs must stay well clear of Ross Barkley

Everton’s hefty investment and vast improvement on the pitch does not seem to be changing the mood around the club that significantly. Well, it’s not altering the trend in the rumour columns, anyway.

Romelu Lukaku looks set to leave the club this summer after deciding against signing a new contract after a stellar season under Ronald Koeman and their attacking midfielder, and true-Evertonian, Ross Barkley, is being linked with countless moves away – he’s been touted as a target for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are on course for a second consecutive top-four finish, despite having to cope without their talismanic striker Harry Kane for swathes of the season. Barkley would fit the bill for Spurs in many aspects: he is young, English and still raw in many areas and is the sort of player that Pochettino has made a habit of developing.

Despite it apparently making much sense, Spurs would do well to steer well clear of a player that cannot even get minutes in a glaringly weak England squad, and here are THREE reasons why…