Everton boss Ronald Koeman is ready to offload 23-year-old England international Ross Barkley off Goodison Park.
The former Southampton coach arrived at the blue side of Merseyside last summer, is being reported to have not been impressed by Barkley, and has ran out of patience with the Everton No. 8.
As the opening of the January transfer window draw close, the Dutch is ready to listen to offers for Barkley who currently has 18 months left of his current £65,000 per-week deal and more particularly to avoid Everton from losing out completely and watch their once famed crown prince leave for free.
North London-based Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have been on the trails of the Three Lion’s midfielder’s contract situation and may pounce should theyget a whiff of the full extent of the bad blood between player and coach.
Even Everton, no matter how paternal they might feel for Ross, knows that the poor relationship between the former Ajax coach and Barkley will most likely rear its ugly head should another contract negotiation be set place. They therefore will be willing to sell.
Manchester united during David Moyes’ reign tried to pry the Evertonian away from from Goodison park but as of now The Red Devils appear to have no interest anymore. It is not had to see the point. The problematic Man United midfield weakness appears to have been solve with the likes of Anders Herera, Schweinsteiger, Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba who they broke the bank to sign to tell you how dire they felt and the extent they went to get what they wanted.
Ross Barkley has endured adifficult season so far and has been made to sit out on matches on orders of his boss – a rare occurrence in what have been an otherwise an upward curve for the toffees midfielder since breaking out of the club’s youth ranks. A fresh start away from home will be a good beginning for Ross.