Transfer Gossip: Where Next for Ross Barkley?


Transfer Gossip: Where Next for Ross Barkley?

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Ross Barkley did not complete a move, as expected in the summer, to either Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea.  The Toffees had accepted a £35 million bid from Chelsea for Barkley, yet the England international opted to remain at Goodison Park.

It is believed he even underwent a medical at Chelsea, but a deal was not struck. Bar slight interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea were the major players in the in the battle for his signature, and it looks like the two London clubs are set to lock horns again this January. 

Come the New Year, Barkley's price will drop significantly as he will have just six months left on his contract. 

Rumours suggest that Barkley is waiting on Tottenham to make a move as he has expressed desire to work Maurio Pochettino. The Spurs manager sees Barkley as competition and compensation for Mousa Dembele, who has been struggling with injury so far this season. Should the deal happen, Tottenham would boast an attacking third comprised of England internationals, and would look great on paper to be the next champions of the Premier League.

Everton have already offered Barkley a wage package worth over £100,000 per week to convince him to stay, but Barkley told Ronald Koeman in July that he was seeking for a new challenge. This came just two months after Koeman had given Barkley an ultimatum to  sign a new contract or be sold in the summer.  

Koeman ultimately failed to offload Barkley but one thing is for sure: Everton's hands are tied, and it's up to Barkley to decide in January.

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 27 59 72
2 Liverpool FC 28 33 57
3 Manchester United FC 27 32 56
4 Chelsea FC 27 26 53
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 28 52
6 Arsenal FC 27 15 45
7 Burnley FC 28 -3 37
8 Leicester City FC 28 -1 36
9 Everton FC 27 -14 34
10 AFC Bournemouth 28 -10 32
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 28 -11 31
12 Watford FC 27 -10 30
13 West Ham United FC 28 -15 30
14 Huddersfield Town 28 -23 30
15 Newcastle United FC 28 -11 29
16 Southampton FC 28 -12 27
17 Crystal Palace FC 27 -17 27
18 Swansea City FC 28 -20 27
19 Stoke City FC 28 -26 26
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 28 -20 20