Fat Sam, industrial chewing gum machine and Lord Of The All Day Breakfast has let slip that which we all knew anyway.
“I’d like to think we can keep Barkley, unless somebody’s already done a deal for him.
“I am not daft enough to know in this game that those words and phone calls might not have already gone on.If we could get Ross Barkley to stay then nobody would be more delighted than me. Whether that is a possibility I do not know.”
Has anyone else lost interest in Ross Barkley? Mind you, that’s a loaded question. I’m unconvinced the enthusiasm was there in spades in the first place.
Wouldn’t it by nice to buy someone with out ‘a story’, buy someone who’s box fresh and ready to rock? Is Barkley fit? He’s not match fit, that’s a given. Has his ‘whatever it was’ cleared up? Does anyone care and if so, why does that care require a dull explanation?
Is this the moment Chris Powell pulls a rabbit out of his Thinsulate® hat? No of course it isn’t and that’s my point.
Where is the drive and the ambition in the transfer business at Spurs?
The straightforward answer is that poverty will be pleaded again and instead of investing in the team, ENIC will be instead pump the borrowed cash into providing a notionally football themed shopping centre with a cash register positioned every 50 yards.
‘Thank you for you custom, please drop off some more cash again soon’.