However, Sport says that Barcelona believe that he could adapt to a deeper role as the former MK Dons star played in the middle of the park during his early days at White Hart Lane.
The most decorated player in the British football history Ryan Giggs has questioned the mentality of England's central midfield players.
"Apart from Rashford, everyone else looks petrified".
"I can't think of a game when they get forward". Is it play into the centre forward's feet?
Despite impressive performances at domestic level, Dele Alli and Kyle Walker haven't always shone on the global stage (although the same could also be said for most of their compatriots) and Giggs made a point of singling the pair out during his pre-match punditry on ITV, this afternoon.
The 21-year-old has made only four top-flight starts for Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side this season but was given the nod by Gareth Southgate, who was eager to test a few things out ahead of England's friendly games against Germany and Brazil next month.
But Giggs sees a character and excitement vanish when they swap their domestic duty for global football.
You see Kyle Walker, Dele Alli playing well for their clubs.
With the club set to move to a new stadium next summer, chairman Daniel Levy will fight hard to keep his star players to ensure ticket sales at the New White Hart Lane are unaffected by departures of star players.