'The best': Reported £60m Tottenham attacking target has been learning from Son Heung-min
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'The best': Reported £60m Tottenham attacking target has been learning from Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur finally have the chance to bolster their ranks in the coming weeks.

With the January transfer window about to open, Spurs will reportedly look to bring in some new players.

According to football.london, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants a new right wing-back and a new forward.

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Spurs have had their fair share of injury issues up front, so it’s not surprising to hear that the manager wants cover.

Alasdair Gold’s report claims Tottenham are eyeing Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes.

Fabio Paratici is said to be a fan of the England international’s quality and versatility.

Barnes has previously spoken of how Spurs star Son Heung-min has been an inspiration for him.

Earlier this year, the 25-year-old told Sky Sports how he looked to learn from Son and Mohamed Salah.

“I look at it and think ‘how many times can I get in-behind more’?” the news outlet quotes Barnes as saying.

“Making runs in-behind, I think if you look last year, with Salah and Son, the amount of goals they scored.

“I think they are two of the best in the league in running in-behind and getting them balls in dangerous positions, so for me, taking bits out of their games.

“Why are they scoring so many goals? What are they doing? And adding that to my game.”

Good shout for Tottenham but is January too soon?

Barnes is a superb player who’d be a worthy addition to the Spurs ranks.

Jurgen Klopp has previously suggested that he is “unbelievable“.

Barnes is proven in the Premier League, versatile, and, age-wise, he is still a few years from his peak.

He has predominantly starred on the left.

And he has managed 52 goal contributions in 127 Premier League games with Leicester.

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However, because of his quality and importance to Leicester, he may be difficult to sign in January.

The Foxes reportedly wanted £60million in the summer when Newcastle were circling.

Barnes’ club may no longer be in immediate relegation danger, but four points isn’t much of a cushion.

They’ve also lost their last two in the league.

With that in mind, selling Barnes would almost suggest that Leicester are throwing in the towel.

And with his contract running until 2025, it’s not like the Foxes have to cash in any time soon.

Tottenham probably stand a better chance of signing Barnes in summer when Leicester can regroup and rebuild.

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