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10th Apr, 2017 | 8:01pm

Redknapp: This criticised Everton player is brilliant to watch

By Dominic Toner

Harry Redknapp has revealed that he loves watching Everton playmaker Ross Barkley, despite him often being criticised for his ability.

The midfielder is enjoying a strong season with Everton, but is frequently criticised for not being able to fulfil his potential.

He has managed just five goals this campaign for the Merseyside club and many people feel that tally should be a lot higher.

The Daily Mail claim that Spurs are at the front of the queue to sign the 23-year-old in the summer, but the Toffees are keen on handing the England international a new deal.

Barkley has established himself as a crucial player for the Merseyside club this season and has relished the summer arrival of manager Ronald Koeman.

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Ex-Spurs manager Redknapp has expressed his admiration for Barkley and was blown away with the attacking midfielder’s assist in Everton’s 4-2 victory over Leicester.

The England international managed to deliver a pin-point cross for the league’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku to dispatch.

“He is a fantastic talent and I love watching him play,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “I’m a big fan of his, that ball he hit yesterday for Lukaku’s second goal was absolutely top draw.”

Barkley has often been compared to Spurs influential figure Dele Alli and the pair link up together on national duty.

Koeman has managed to get the best out of the creative player this season at Goodison Park and he has made 33 appearances so far.

Barkley has scored five goals and supplied eight assists in return, including the eye catching cross against Leicester.

In other Tottenham news, Kane has delivered his verdict on teammate Janssen.

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