If Ross Barkley leaves Everton, which looks highly likely then, in percentage terms what would you say they were of him joining Tottenham Hotspur?
If you believe some of the material media hacks spout, virtually on a daily basis then the odds of the 23-year-old midfielder leaving Goodison Park, for pastures new look promising.
Since the advent of the Bosman ruling, which seems to have been around for years now then 'player power' has certainly overtaken 'club power'. What I mean is, clubs these days, and we know all about that, have lost the ability to dictate what happens to their players. And if their respective agents keep their fingers on the pulse then it's in their interest to keep the players they look after on the move ever couple of years. Agent fees and a percentage of transfer money may have some sort of influence on decisions made. (Really!!!!)
World-class English players are few and far between. Just look at John Stones £50m move to Manchester City. He's not exactly world-class but Pep Guardiola could see potential in the young lad, hence City were prepared to splash the cash, AGAIN!
Barley's refusal to sign a new contract suggests he, or his agent are touting for a summer move. But who would be prepared to pay his transfer fee, rumoured to be around £20-30m?
Poch is rumoured to be a Barkley fan but could we expect the club to enter into a bidding war with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United?
For reasons unknown to me Manchester City, who have enough midfielders to fill two squads are favourites to take the England international during this summer's transfer window - 11/5. Man United are second favourites at 9/1 while Tottenham are fourth favourites - 18/1.
Would you at least like Poch to make Barkley enquiries?
How much should Spurs offer?
In percentage terms, what would you have them down as (Barkley as a Spurs player next season)?
Would you want Barkley at THFC?
I am not betting man but if I was I would flutter a few pennies at the bookies on Ross being a Spurs player next season. In percentage wise I'd hazard a 50/50 guess (sitting on the fence!).