Tottenham may lose out on the signing of Everton’s Ross Barkley this summer as they continue to struggle with paying Everton’s valuation for the attacker.
Barkley is the most exciting youngster to come through the Everton academy in recent times and has continually served the club with his obvious talents. However, he has told the club he would not sign a new deal, with just 12 months left on his current deal, as he wants a new challenge.
Ronald Koeman has also ended any chance of the Englishman spending this season with the Toffees after he told reporters that Barkley will 100% leave Everton this summer.
Tottenham is reportedly unwilling to pay £40 million for a player whose contract would expire next summer, there are also indications that they would need to break their wage structure to accommodate Barkley’s wage demand.
Barkley was offered £100,000 per week to extend his Everton deal and would expect more than that from his new team.
This wage demand and Everton’s asking price would not be too much for any of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal. An offer from any of these teams means Tottenham would miss out on the only player they are expected to sign this summer.