4. Dele Alli and Harry Kane
While Arsenal are fighting tooth and nail to keep their two best players in North London for next season, Tottenham have their brightest stars nailed down to long-term contracts. Dele Alli and Harry Kane are content with Spurs, while Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez seem destined to bail on the Gunners.
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Barkley will surely take note of the difference in player satisfaction at each club. He’s not going to want to jump from club to club. He grew up at Everton. Leaving Merseyside will be hard enough. Barkley will want his next club to be his home for the next several years at the very least.
Aside from the happiness of the stars, Barkley will also want to know who he’s going to be playing with. Arsenal aren’t going to be able to provide him that information. Their roster is going to undergo a massive overhaul this summer. Tottenham’s, in sharp contrast, will only experience minor tweaks in the offseason.
Dele and Kane help Tottenham immensely on the pitch, but they might help Spurs get a big win in the summer transfer window in the chase for Ross Barkley.