Ross Barkley left out of Everton's pre-season trip

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the England worldwide over the last few weeks.

Swansea are holding out for 50 million pounds to sell Gylfi, who left White Hart Lane just before Mauricio Pochettino arrived.

Tottenham are lining up another push to sign Ross Barkley as Everton are prepared to reach a compromise, according to a report.

Ross Barkley has once again been omitted from Everton's pre-season tour squad as rumours over a summer transfer persist following renewed interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

However Tottenham are now unwilling to sanction a deal beyond £30m for the 23-year-old, who was regularly challenged by Ronald Koeman last season.

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Barkley seems like the kind of character that requires an arm around the shoulder to play well and Pochettino, while tough and ruthless when he wants to be, would be the flawless manager to extract his talent through shrewd man management skills.

It seems Everton are finally coming around to the idea of a £30 million transfer fee, as reported by the Independent earlier.

Barkley's reluctance to put pen to paper on a new contract leaves him open to depart as a free agent next summer, with boss Ronald Koeman confessing earlier this week that the situation remains unclear. "He is a player who will strengthen our squad and be able to play in different positions when that's needed, too". He really hasn't improved that much since breaking into the Everton first team in the 2013-14 season.

If Barkley becomes a Spurs player he deserves our support, but until then it's very fair to question this possible signing.

It is being claimed Barkley is seeking £140,000 a week, which is always going to be a problem when you factor in Tottenham's current wage ceiling.

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