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When it comes to Tottenham and England, the Lilywhites have firmly got their foot in the door as one of, if not the, top side for producing international talent.

Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and, until his departure, Kyle Walker have all established themselves as key members of the Three Lions’ squad while playing for Spurs, and the Mauricio Pochettino success story continued back in November when Harry Winks was handed his first minutes for his country.

It is an impressive record for the Argentine manager and with the likes of Kyle Walker-Peters coming through the ranks, England may be thanking him for years to come.

Now he has the chance to add another to his list of talents transformed into international stars, with a swoop for Burnley centre back Ben Mee.

The 28-year-old might be older than the players Pochettino has developed until now but the former England under-21 star appears to be a late bloomer, and has been pivotal to the Clarets’ success this season.

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The Sun claim Mee is stalling over a new contract at Turf Moor which could see Sean Dyche forced to offload him, with a £20million fee the price tag slapped on his head.

With 95 Premier League appearances under his belt, he is said to be attracting interest from some big sides in England, and Spurs have got to be among those in the hunt, especially considering the doubts hanging over the future of Toby Alderweireld.

Mee was perhaps unlucky to have missed out on a call-up to the England side, considering club partner James Tarkowski was, and the chance to prove himself at a higher level will only boost his chances.

Spurs can be that platform, and with so many homegrown talents in north London, he can be guaranteed of being watched by Gareth Southgate or a member of the England team more often than not.

Another success story for Pochettino in the making – now the club just need to splash the cash.

In other Tottenham news, the club have been handed a major boost in their hopes of keeping a key man this summer.

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