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Friday, 14 April 2017

Barkley wants a Spurs move


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Tottenham Hotspur have been in communication with Ross Barkley's representatives for weeks now. Mauricio Pochettino wants him at Spurs, Barkley wants to come to Spurs and Everton know they have no choice but to sell him this summer.

Like I wrote in a previous article, Ronal Koeman telling the England international if he doesn't sign a new contract he is in danger of being sold, wasn't the ultimatum it was reported as, it is exactly what he wants, it was a carrot not to sign.

Spurs been in talks with Barkley's agents for a few weeks. Both parties want move - & Everton know they need to sell this summer.

The question will be whether Everton and Tottenham can agree on a fee. Everton will want full market value, but he only has a year left on his contract so can't command full market value. A compromise deal will have to be reached.

Everton seems to be starting their negotiations at £35 million (€41.31m - AUS$57.83m - US$43.85m), that's why you throw a figure into the public domain via a quiet word in a journalist's ear or an off the hand remark at a press conference. There are many ways of getting a figure out there to lay the groundwork before you begin negotiations.

From our point of view, we might want to start with a £15 million (€17.7m - AUS$24.81m - US$18.79m) offer and rise to a maximum of £20 million (€23.60m - AUS$33.06m - US$25.06m). Anything more and you have a word with the player to stay put for another season and agree to sign them on a free in a years time. A club can't force a player to join a side he doesn't want to, although it does occasionally happen.

Barkley is the leading English player for assists (8) and chances created (73). He is said to be on £80,000-a-week at Everton and Ronal Koeman has admitted he has told him he wants UEFA Champions League football. Despite Koeman saying he wants it to, Everton can't provide it and there is no guarantee they can in the future, indeed it is unlikely they will be able to do so. A player can't simply wait around for something that might or might not happen when he can move and get it instantly.

Everton have made progress, but they are in the situation we were in years ago and don't have the financial capacity to keep hold of players who have ambition. It isn't nice for their fans but that is football and you have to accept it.

The Police are quite rightly investigating reporter Kelvin Mackenzie after an article of his appeared in a member of our gutter press, the Sun, comparing Ross Barkley to a gorilla. And people wonder why I complain about our press and the manner in which they sensationalise and distort the truth.

In another incident, Barkley was punched three times in a Liverpool bar on Monday night. It would seem he still has a bit to learn about the game off the field. Mauricio Pochettino will tell him exactly how he expects him to behave if he wants to improve his game and reach his potential.


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  1. hahaha 15 rising to 20???? you bought sissoko for 30!

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    1. hey dude the contract to Newcastle is 6 mill for every year completed. sissoko will last at spurs a max of 2 years turning it into a 12 mill deal. Daniel levy is no fool.

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    2. Proof of what you idiot? He was bought on a 6mil/season deal amounting to 30mil max as reported by news sources.

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    3. Although it's true that the deal has been reported lazily by many outlets, simply as the maximum possible figure, it's also true that it was reported here and elsewhere at the time that it's made up of five times £6 million for each year that he stays and gets played a certain number of times. This link (http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/revealed-how-much-tottenham-are-paying-for-moussa-sissoko-and-why-mauricio-pochettino-wanted-the-a3334451.html) gives the basics.

      It means that, as is looking to be the case, we lose possibly £12 million for someone we probably made a mistake buying in the first place. Alternatively, it looks likely that we can sell him for more than that in the window and maybe even make a profit. Also, he may have filled a gap that needed filling at the time. It's always hard to assess things correctly from outside of a club as we aren't privvy to all the details and thinking of those involved.

      Daniel Levy isn't one for deals that lose money. I think that's something only the extremely ignorant would argue against.

      COYS!!

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  2. So Spurs have been tapping up a player at another club.
    If you can provide the evidence we should report it to the FA.
    Otherwise stop writing such nonesense.

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    1. May I suggest caution before jumping to unwarranted conclusions. Tapping up implies that the first approach was made by Spurs. That is not indicated here and my guess would be the approach was initiated by the other side.

      Without wishing to sound patronising, Everton do seem to be on the up. They're making progress. Certainly on the pitch (I know little of their overall setup). That said, they are a few years yet (in my estimation) away from mounting a serious challenge on the top four. EEL is probably where they're at now and they can consolidate on that if they continue to progress.

      I don't believe that will suit Barclay. The signs are that he feels he wants a move. Maybe a large wage increase will convince him to stay put. I don't know him well enough to say.

      We've lost a few of our top players in recent years so I know it can be painful.

      COYS!!

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    2. Everton have been reported as trying to sign several players, have they been tapped up too? In the real world players agents talk to clubs all the time. As lonbg as you don't directly talk to the player without permission (and who says Everton haven't given permission, they wouldn't tell the supporters if they had) then it isn't tapping up.

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  3. You're talking bullshit, you have't offered one piece of proof. Everton have a new billionaire owner so your claims that they haven't the funds is yet more bullshit. I reckon Everton would risk losing Barkley for nothing than sell him for £15m. There's a good chance Spurs will miss out on CL football next year, so staying at his boyhood club would be a better option.

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    1. Oh! Look at this loser with a crystal ball. lol

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    2. and there's always that risk of spurs winning the league next season gooner, get used to it because from we will get better that's unless chelsea city pooh and manu buy themselves 11 messi's in their teams.

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    3. Actually there is a Tweet from a respected reporter as evidence.

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  4. I hope we do get him for nothing in a year, save our money. Also a good chance we'll miss out on champions league football when we are the most in form team in the league, 11 points above 5th place with 24 to play for, not likely

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    1. And the likes of City,Utd,Chelsea and even Arsenal will blow Spurs out of the water when it comes to spending power. Leicester won the league last season, are they challenging for the title this season? Chelsea were hopeless in 2015/16 they're going to win the prem this season. Your form this season doesn't mean it will carry on into next. There's no reason Everton won't continue to improve and Barkley may decide to stay.

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    2. Surely Chelsea are the in form team in the league, after all they are top. Then if we take the league fro the turn of the year Everton would be the form team. We all recognise that Spurs are doing well, but not well enough to tempt Barkley, who's representatives are in talks with Everton.

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    3. If we take the league from the turn of the year, Spurs are the form team. Not Everton. I don't dislike Everton in the slightest, and perhaps the article's tone is a bit off, but let's not pretend Tottenham wouldn't be a very tempting proposition for a young English player. For many reasons.

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    4. The game isn't al about money, Everton's owner makes no difference. If you are not challenging for trophies NOW, players will leave for clubs who are, money is a side issue. Arsenal currently have little to offer, they may get into the Europa League play-offs, hardly a pull for players, several of whom are looking to lave.

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  5. Fuck me Spurs have a couple of decent seasons, without winning anything and fans now have a patronising tone like they are multiple CL winners. Come back when you have won something.

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    1. Champions twice pal. Look it up or I'll 'Chas n'Dave yer'

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    2. How about Everton? Have they won anything?

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    3. Well that's bullshit, I have been patronising for far longer than that, ask my readers! LOL

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  6. I didn't mean Spurs would miss out on CL next season. I meant Everton could refuse to sell Barkley for a mere £15m and if Spurs fail to qualify for the CL the following season, Everton may have improved enough to convince him to stay, that's if he doesn't sign up this season.

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    1. Ricky's goal!!! Also, we had Bale when Inter knocked us out. THAT makes us bigger than yous..

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    2. Let me first apologise for my earlier post where I mis-spelled Barkley. My mistake.

      As for your idea Paco, I'm sorry to say that such a proposition is not something that's generally entertained by clubs, as the risk of losing inordinately large sums of money are so great.

      The last time I know of something similar happening was when we tried to hold on to Sol Campbell after he assured us (on his honour (roflmao)) that he'd sign a deal once the season was over. You probably know what happened next but possibly didn't realise the ire was based on more than just the idea of him signing for our noisy (but much quieter nowadays) neighbours down the road.

      In response to your earlier comment about your owner, I'm afraid he came in a little too late to be as effective with his money as the likes of Chelsea & Man Shitty. With the new regulations it still doesn't hurt any to have someone behind a club with massive pockets, but it's very much harder to leverage that into the club's running expenditure nowadays with the FFP regs. Hence it seems both of our clubs have recognised the need for an approach that is fully sustainable.

      COYS!!

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  7. What you taking dude LSD? Day dreaming, £15-20 million not a chance

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    1. It's called reality. 1 year on a contract determins price. Simples

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  8. To be honest. I've never been very convinced of Guardiola since his Barca days. City can be good, but his style of play is quickly becoming pretty outdated.

    Klopp teams have always had an issue with their gung ho approach, sometimes it works, sometimes it concedes.

    Mourinho is in a similar vein as Guardiola. Tactically outdated, and perhaps most concerningly, looks a little delusional and overwhelmed.

    Spurs on the other hand have done nothing but improve year on year since Poch arrived. Don't assume they'll be dropping out of those places anytime soon. What's more, they have a very sustainable development model.

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  9. Though to be honest, Barkley would be a squad player at Spurs. No chance he's displacing any of the first 11 when they're all fit.

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  10. Do spurs really need him? Harry Winks will develop into a top class player in a year or so.

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  11. Barkley plays in a different position to Winks, he would be more attacking to Winks more defensive game.

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  12. "In another incident, Barkley was punched three times in a Liverpool bar on Monday night. It would seem he still has a bit to learn ..."
    are you suggesting he needs to learn to duck?

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