England International Ross Barkley has rejected a new deal at Everton and the Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has made it public that the player wants to leave Goodison Park in the summer. And ever since the news broke it has been quite evident that Barkley has his heart set on a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Koeman has said that the Toffees had made an improved offer to Ross Barkley but the player rejected it in order to force a move out of the Merseyside club. But if Barkley is indeed looking to join the London outfit then he will have to take a massive pay cut. The Spurs manager recently defended his club’s sloppy transfer market business by saying that the club will not go about spending crazy sums of money on players – as it is against their club’s ethics.
So Barkley will clearly have to lower his wage demands as the Spurs management will most likely not pay him absurd amounts of money and ruin the balance of the team. As of now the likes of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen are amongst the highest paid players in the squad(£100,000 a week). And so Barkley will have to settle for a wage that has to be within that range.
Spurs though are yet to place a bid for the 23-year-old as the club’s chairman Daniel Levy feels that Everton are demanding too much(£40 million) for a player who has less than 12 months left on his current contract.