It appears Spurs have cornered the market in transfer sagas that drag on to little or no discernible purpose and this summer’s is Ross Barkley.
The latest gossip from The Mirror was that the player was out of his mind and DEMANDING £150,000 a week. Gladys tells me that that this was complete fiction.
If the lad is a problem at all, it’s that he has allowed himself to be surrounded by every conceivable agent and representative going. This apparently isn’t uncommon, it just makes things occasionally a tad tedious.
Personal terms were agreed some considerable time ago and the boy wants to play for Spurs.
So what’s the hold up?
Levy’s the hold up.
Everton only ever wanted £25million and to date we have offered £20million. Quite how that bid is set out in terms how many payments over how many decades is anyone’s business.
Money is invariably the issue and as ever, we’re being precious over it.
On a personal note, it’s occurred to me that it might be an idea to give Barkley a fair go of it. Opposed to looking for reasons to hang the guy before he’s even put the shirt on.
Suddenly everyone knows more about him than his own mother. He’s thick, can’t really play football and a generally reprehensible human being. Really?
Perhaps some Spurs fans out there might give some thought to not writing the fella off until it is deserved? You’re quick enough to invent reasons why complete garbage like N’Jie and No’Cluedo might come good. Hell, some of you are still unconvinced that signing Sissoko was a bad thing.
Anyway, That’s where the deal is, if you wish to snipe and sharpen your knives based upon nothing, knock yourselves out.