Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek starred for England on Thursday night in an international friendly win over Costa Rica – and Tottenham fans on Twitter have suggested they plot an ambitious bid to sign him this summer.
Gareth Southgate’s team recorded a 2-0 win at Elland Road in their final friendly before they jet out to the World Cup in Russia, with Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck on the scoreline.
England and Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek turned in an eye-catching display for the Lions, where he laid on an assist for Rashford’s goal and showed what an imposing figure he can be in the centre of the park.
The 22-year-old has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since a young age, but has never really been able to full break into the first team for the Blues.
He spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan with Premier League outfit Crystal Palace, where he impressed for large spells and proved he can cut it in the top flight.
Loftus-Cheek has managed to bag a World Cup spot this summer as a result and Spurs fans have even suggested that manager Mauricio Pochettino should try sign him.
It is unclear whether he will get a serious opportunity in the senior Chelsea team next season and a lot may depend on who sits in the manager seat.
Here is a selection of their best tweets:
— Dan Payton (@ShrekBoy2) June 8, 2018
Been thinking the same thing since January. I'd pay 40mil for RLC before Grealish.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) June 7, 2018
— Martin Lee Grant (@Mar10LG) June 7, 2018
I'd be intrigued to see what Poch could do with Loftus-Cheek. Strong and a good passer of the ball. Lets not forget, Dembele started off as a more attacking player. Just a thought. #COYS
— Anthony Griggs THFC (@AntGriggsTHFC) June 7, 2018
— Dominic Sullivan (@SullivanDominic) June 7, 2018
Awesome player….potentially great given a supportive manager & focused coaching. Sums Chelsea up with their “can’t have success tomorrow” model so youth don’t get promoted. Come to Spurs & flourish COYS
— David Sillis (@Sillis09) June 7, 2018
Does anyone else have an illogical desire to sign Loftus-Cheek or is it just me?
— Gentleman Hotspur (@Gentleman_THFC) June 8, 2018
In other Tottenham news, Levy is plotting a £15million swoop for a Championship playmaker.