Pochettino sanctions summer sale of Tottenham international ace, London rivals interested - report
By Tony Hughes
Tottenham will listen to offers for Ryan Mason in the summer after Mauricio Pochettino deemed him surplus to requirements, according to a report.
Mason has slipped down the midfield pecking order at White Hart Lane after being a regular in 2014-15 and winning an England cap last year.
According to the Mirror, the Londoners are ready to offload the 24-year-old as Pochettino raises cash to rebuild his squad ahead of Spurs’ Champions League campaign next season.
It is reported that Crystal Palace have expressed an interest in signing Mason for £4million, although Spurs value him at double that figure.
Football Insider revealed last week that Spurs were ready to offer Mason as one of three players in part-exchange to land Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, along with two of his fellow Academy graduates.
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Mason signed a new five-year deal in January of last year on vastly improved terms and is said to earn as much as Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who have both had outstanding seasons and were named in the PFA Team of the Year this week.
It was a reward for a fine 2014-15 campaign in which the academy graduate had established himself in the centre of Mauricio Pochettino’s midfield after building on the good impression he had made since breaking into the team under Tim Sherwood.
However, the England international has been on the fringes this season after falling behind Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier in the central midfield pecking order.