By Harvey Byrne

Former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard has made a late plea for Everton attacker Ross Barkley to make the switch to north London, claiming Mauricio Pochettino will turn him into a superstar.

The 23-year-old England international has been linked with a move to Spurs throughout the summer with his contract at Goodison Park going into it’s final year.

However, an injury, which is reported to likely keep him out for three months alongside reportedly rejecting a move to Chelsea has meant that Barkley is still at Everton into the final hour of the transfer window.

Tottenham themselves are expected to tie up Swansea’s Fernando Llorente and Barcelona’s Andre Gomes before the transfer deadline, but Hazard has stated his hopes via his personal Twitter account that Barkley can also make the switch to Wembley.

Barkley himself is said to have made an eleventh hour decision to reject a move to Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea despite undergoing a medical ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge.

Now, it is looking likely that the attacker will be at Everton until January at the least before he enters the final six months of his deal on Merseyside.

Barkley has previously played 179 times in total for Everton since breaking through the academy, scoring 27 goals and returning 28 assists and he will be keen to impress in the next year with the World Cup coming up next summer.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs fans have reacted with disappointment to this eleventh hour transfer announcement.

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