Spurs want Barkley done before preseason tour

Wayne Rooney

Spurs want Barkley done before preseason tour

Spurs have widely reported as suitors for Barkley recently and it appears a move could be back on the cards.

Given the signings that Everton have already made in the summer transfer window so far, Barkley could find it hard to play regularly for the Toffees next season.

According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Spurs are keen to get Barkley on board before they head to the USA on Wednesday but negotiations will have to move swiftly for the deal to get done, while the two clubs will also have to settle their differences over the fee. Including just one year left on his Everton contract and with plenty of Premier League experience.

The 23-year-old ticks plenty of boxes for Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs fans who are not hugely enthusiastic about signing Barkley hope Pochettino can get the best out of a young English talent. Spurs are willing to pay between 25 and 30 million pounds. They are likely to compromise with Spurs in the coming weeks.

His present deal expires next June and Barkley has been strongly linked with a switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

Considering Everton's transfer fee for Ross Barkley and Swansea's intransigence on Gylfi Sigurdsson, it would not be a huge surprise if Tottenham's move drags on way into the summer. Everton would rather cash in on Barkley now than risk losing him for training compensation next summer.

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