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Will Barkley Be On The Spurs USA Bound Plane?

Will Barkley Be On The Spurs USA Bound Plane?

Tottenham Hotspur fly out to Orlando this Wednesday (19 July) in preparation for the International Champions Cup match against Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday. But, will Ross Barkley be on-board?

News surrounding the 23-year-old is reaching fever-pitch on many of the British redtops, with some surmising a deal will have been reached before Poch and the lad's jet off across the pond.

Everton, by the sound of it are doing a 'Daniel Levy' and holding off any offers under their £50m valuation (sounds familiar). Tottenham on the other hand and if you believe what you read are only prepared to pay between £25m and £30m.

Will Ross Barkley be on the Spurs USA bound plane?

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Writer:Tino
Date:Monday July 17 2017
Time: 2:32PM

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After Levy has squeezed the final 50p of the asking price, he'd get put on an Easyjet indirect flight to recover a few more bobs! It will happen when it does. Certainly won't be holding my breath for Weds. Levy's got Foyth and Pau to sort out 1st.
Critical_Spur
17/07/2017 14:47:00
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Why does anyone think Barkley is worth buying regardless of the price ? We need a back up for Kane and some pace, Barkley provides neither of those things. He does nothing that Ali doesn't do a lot better. Buying players just because they are available and you can is no way to build a squad.
jod
17/07/2017 14:59:00
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Barkley will happen on Deadline day and not before. We won't pay 25million for someone we could get for free in 12 months, and Everton don't really want to let him go earlier becasue they know of the benefits to the buying club. Can't really blame either side for their stance here - Barkley, whilst potentially adding to the squad, is not a priority for us.
Freundian Slip
17/07/2017 15:18:00
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Don't care whether he flies to Orlando, Boston or Nashville in these coming days as long as he's on one of the planes in the next week or so !!!
muttley
17/07/2017 15:24:00
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I have a feeling that N'Koudou is going to be our breakthrough player this year. With Son and Lamela both out and Sissoko due to be sold he should get some early season minutes to prove himself. He offers plenty of pace and is very direct. Loads of potential and needs some game times to prove himself.
Legend23
17/07/2017 15:39:00
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Only if the price is right. I can see Daniel Levy offering them 10m over 5 years and some reclaimed steel and bricks from the North Stand for Evertons new stadium. 'Its blue and white' he will tell them in his sales pitch, 'save you money on paint'. Personally, at 23, I don't see where he fits into our team, is he a midfielder or attacking player? Is he going to be challenging Demele for a place or Son? I am sure if Poch wants him then he has plans for him. Rather have Kovacic if he is available, 91% pass completion last season. Modric 2.0 in the making. Also, if we want a midfield box to box player, Savic from Lazio. 6'4 powerhouse, excellent technically with both feet, at 22 he has he physicality and skill to dominate the midfield and can only get better.
vicspur
17/07/2017 15:48:00
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Of course he won't be on the plane. His wage demands dictate that we won't be buying him ever. Poch will have to set his sights somewhat lower. Another pre-season wasted and another last minute Levy.com again. i wonder how long before Poch decides he has had enough.
DoncasterHotspur
17/07/2017 16:12:00
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The lad has potential and reasonable pace when carrying the ball plus a decent shot and is no wilting violet. I see him as a rotational option for both Alli and Erikson and maybe Dembele who will no doubt be injured for several games during the season. Poch could well turn the potential into star status plus he would be playing with 5 England squad players which would be good for him and England. However, the answer to the question is (almost certainly) no he will not be on the plane on Wednesday unless Levy wants to make a statement to those of us who want him to get off his backside and invest in the players we and Poch think we need. Knowing Levy, he still has to offload at least Sissoko and Wimmer before he would contemplate spending big or any money on players.
Harry-Kari
17/07/2017 16:20:00
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Also, if reports are true, Leicester City are prepared to pay Siggi £125,000 per week to match the salary that Everton are offering. These are two clubs that do not appear to be as wealthy as us but somehow are finding funds for players transfers and salaries. Spurs must be the NHS of football clubs.
Harry-Kari
17/07/2017 16:48:00
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Doncaster, it's difficult to see how much lower Poch can set his sights when reports suggest that Levy isn't prepared to pay around £8 million for the Argentine CB lad who presumably Poch wanted.
Harry-Kari
17/07/2017 16:55:00
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Levy will not meet his wage demands, Dead in the water.240 mil in the bank and still Levy acts the maggot as per usual.
spurman61
17/07/2017 17:45:00
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Levy Should not meet Barkley's wage demands, if it needs be, then break the current wage structure for the current deserving players first. Barkley has done nothing to demand anything.
Arky
17/07/2017 18:57:00
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agree
spurman61
17/07/2017 19:41:00
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Yep Barkley is a cherry on top player. I mean it in a good way. If there is any deal that can wait until 5 to midnight on deadline day, then this is it. If Everton haven't sold by deadline day, then their asking price more than halves for January window. Levy, of course, knows this. He also knows that we have Alli and Co to do the biz until Barkley arrives. Not ideal, but we simply cannot write off transfer losses like the richer teams can. So we must minimise the up front costs. In the meantime, I do expect more pressing business to be done earlier... But still late by other's standards... Hey ho.
TonyRich
17/07/2017 22:52:00
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we wont pay the wages he will be looking for ffs
spurman61
18/07/2017 00:44:00
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Tony, do you really believe that Barkley saga will drag on until January?... This could well turn out to be another Berahino-gate! in which case Barkley and Everton will be the real losers. If Poch really wants him, we need to get this wrapped up soonest. I can see some European team or another top-4 rival muscling in on this, even just to stop us strengthening. Mourinho was renowned for that trick at Chelsea, stock piling and happy to loan them out.
critical_spur
18/07/2017 01:03:00
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-spurman61, I don't think Barkley is on a high wage, but was offered a more lucrative contract by Everton. If he is genuinely driven by career aspirations, I am confident his demands will not be much higher that what our average starting 11 would command. The fact that none of the other big clubs appear to be in for him, he and his agent MUST know that the wage demands will have to be tempered. Also there are ways of mitigating the wage issue, for example, a signing on fee (5 mill) + say, 65K/wk, 3 yr contract. BTW, this is all conjecture and I know absolutely diddly squat about how these things work! :o)
critical_spur
18/07/2017 01:19:00
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No he won't be on the plane with the travelling squad. He'll be going on his own by bus to recoup some of the transfer fee. If he does well he'll be allowed to fly back with the others.
Geofspurs
18/07/2017 02:07:00
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The reason Everton can offer a higher wage is they don't have to splash out 25m on top of the wage signing on fee etc. .... I agree with jod. He's done nothing to warrant such a high wage ....
E17YID
18/07/2017 04:19:00
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In the 15/16 season Everton's turnover was 11th highest in the league at £122m. Their wage bill was £84m and they run at a £24m loss before tax. In the same year Spurs had turnover of £210m (6th highest) and a wage bill of £100m and run at a profit before tax of £38m. Now we don't have access to the 16/17 financials yet but we all saw what happened in the next 12 months. Everton might have new investors but they can't just magically change their balance sheet and start pretending they are a major force. The food chain is always the food chain. They've taken expensive salaries of Schneiderlin and Rooney in recently whilst still paying Jags and Barry over the top wages. They've also increased their squad by 7 or 8 players whilst only letting 3 go. The Lukaku money will be swallowed up in salaries unless they balance the books further and the only asset they can do that with is Barkley, especially if they are serious about Siggy.

So I can agree that they can pay Barkley what they want. It's their balance sheet and if they want to keep running at a major loss then that's their choice and they will suffer long term for it. As for us, we can match them without compromise because we are at least 50% bigger than them right now and run at least break even. We are also on a great trajectory with the new stadium underway and new sponsorship deals. Quite frankly, Barkley can come and join our party or not. I hope he does as he's their best player by a country mile. He's the only one that would get into our starting eleven if he was on form, with guys like Son having something to say about that. Even their £75m departed striker would have got splinters sitting on our bench last season.

I'm done with everyone bigging up Everton because they've bought a few decent players. They have to prove first that as the 7th biggest club they can punch above their weight and finish higher. We've done that every year for close to a decade.
muttley
18/07/2017 11:03:00
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With so much anxiety amongst us Spurs supporters right now about our lack of spending and, with all the assumptions that we won't spend big enough when we eventually do fork out; I wouldn't be at all surprised if we now go out and break our existing transfer record on a player. ..... Then I suppose we could all then complain about wasting the money on a player we don't need or is not quite good enough for our great and superior Spurs team. Oh well. When do we kick-off?
Dele-Arri
18/07/2017 11:24:00
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Good post muttley. Not only can't Everton magically change their balance sheet they'll have a lot of hard work ahead forming a cohesive and challenging team after all the rebuilding in the past couple of months. That won't magically happen either. I think Koeman has a very tough job on his hands. ... By contrast Spurs just need a few tweaks here and there and Pochettino can just carry on the hard work laid down these past 3 seasons.
Dele-Arri
18/07/2017 11:30:00
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I am comptelt wrong, but for some reason, I have a feeling bale is coming back ... he won't I keep getting the nervousness excited feeling about bale playing for us next season.
E17YID
18/07/2017 12:43:00
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Completely**
E17YID
18/07/2017 12:44:00
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We've got more chance of Martin Chivers returning this TW than Bale making a comeback.
Dele-Arri
18/07/2017 13:54:00
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DA, that's if Arry doesn't beat us to it. Seems he's up to his old habits at B'ham!
Critical_Spur
18/07/2017 14:53:00
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Well done Kieran on your new contract. Have a great season. COYS!
Critical_Spur
18/07/2017 14:54:00
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Not really impressed with Everton's spending really. Lukaku out, Rooney in... Like for like. Pickering in, but was there anything wrong with Stekelenburg...? Any real improvements? ... Keane in, OK some improvement there... Deulofeo out, a couple of overseas buys: Klaasen, Ramirez in... Could work..., but could take time to settle. Lots of activity, but it relies on Rooney being captain marvel, and pulling the team together and up a notch. Relies on Rooney and Ramirez to make up for lost Lukaku goals. Everton will do fine, but not sure they can step up. A lot depends on Koeman.
TonyRich
18/07/2017 15:36:00
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We are not going to be shelling out big bucks this TW or in any of the next few TWs either, there is the small matter of the new stadium to pay for. Daniel is facing his toughest test yet - to pay off the stadium ASAP, keep CL money coming in & keep us happy with a trophy or two. How he manages that, I've no idea. It's could be one hell of a bumpy ride!
BargeeSpud
18/07/2017 16:59:00
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I do not think we will see a change in transfer policy, despite stadium costs. The 50m Walker money will be reinvested in the squad as per normal. We make profit from our transfers, and that means that we do not need to take revenue from other sources to finance transfers. This model allows us to punch above our weight AND also gain in weight... The stadium costs may squeeze wage increases however, until we start to reap increased revenue from the stadium.
TonyRich
18/07/2017 17:17:00
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We will get Barkley sooner than later. Latest word is that we have agreed personal terms with the player and are a few million apart from a transfer fee agreement. This is negotiations and Levy is a master. Another thing, Poch and Levy have a deep respect for each other and a very good working and personal relationship. Poch is on board with the clubs constraints and how we have to build, it was one of the reasons he was hired and one of the reasons he accepted the gig. The only people who are upset are those fans who cannot see what and how we are trying to build: A big club which will be a perennial CL participant and trophy challenger not a cup team which was our history and reputation. I'm 65 years old and suffer from a major heart condition but I am hoping God will allow me another 15-20 years (if I eat right and exercise frequently) to see our club win many, many championships and a few CL trophies.
jvd
18/07/2017 23:15:00
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Why do we even have that dumb poll on Dier. We have said he is not for sale. Come on that is pandering to the nonsense which is media driven.
jvd
18/07/2017 23:18:00
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I hope Poch can work wonders on Barkley ... he's a poor mans Alli and eriksen... he won't be given an easy ride at Spurs. If we get him ... he has no excuses ... he knows the league ... he knows the speed pressures etc. I trust poch but I am not fussed if we sign him ..l hope we don't pay high wages I see him being trouble ... that being said ... if we get him, and sissoko is sold well, I will be happy. .. what we need to realise is the others are playing catch up. So no panic on signings for us.
E17YID
19/07/2017 08:06:00
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Well said JvD, I completely agree with you, I also hope you remain healthy.
E17YID
19/07/2017 08:07:00
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The very best of good health to you, jvd.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 09:36:00
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Will Ross be on that plane? No! Not for £150 grand a week...
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 09:39:00
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The article 'Tottenham, with no new signings, are actually having the best summer' found on Spurs media site is an interesting take on our transfer policy.
Geofspurs
19/07/2017 09:39:00
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Please don't read this if you are of a nervous, highly cynical and Spursy disposition: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/english-premier-league/23/blog/post/3160141/tottenham-are-having-the-best-summer-transfer-window-despite-making-no-new-signings
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 09:40:00
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Geofspurs, I was about to post the link when I just read your post. :-)
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 09:41:00
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I completely agree with that article and it's basically what I've been saying on here since last summer at least. It's more about our strength and undoubted progress in building a solid unit, team, squad, under MP. More so than individual star players. I think the past season proved it... Will spending a small fortune on players we are not in desperate need of really make us any more likely to win a trophy? I don't think so. This doesn't mean we shouldn't or won't. I just have confidence that it's not the be all and end all. Spurs are not so needy, or in anyway desperate.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 09:59:00
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By the way and for the record, I think the Mirror story about Barkley's wage demands is total bull.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 10:14:00
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Geoffspurs and Deli, you both beat me to posting about that article. What a breath of fresh air to see a journalist who understands. WRT Barkley's so called demands for a wage structure better than Kane's, what utter garbage. He seems like a fairly intelligent guy to me and to think he has bargaining power would indicate that he is a foolish lad. More paper talk to drum up clicks. I saw one article claiming that Spurs and Everton are £35mm apart on the transfer fee! More crap. Spurs fans must live in a state of heightened anxiety over this TW with all this crap being written.
jvd
19/07/2017 11:41:00
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Thanks for the well wishes guys but God has kept me going with these problems since 1990 and once I follow a good diet (mostly vegetarian) and do my exercises, with his blessings I will keep going. Now if only my Spurs can win the double again !! This year, of course. That's not asking too much is it?
jvd
19/07/2017 11:45:00
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Cheers, jvd, and take care, mate. :-)
Geofspurs
19/07/2017 11:51:00
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DA ... Nice to see an article on Spurs (at the moment) that makes some sense. Very well written too.
Geofspurs
19/07/2017 11:53:00
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The tour party has been announced and Barkley isn't on it. Ah well.
spurboy61
19/07/2017 12:05:00
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That ESPN article, was a true reflection of the current position of our Spurs.... we really need to ensure we get the right player for the right price. The loss of Walker, bentapleb, cation and nodazzlio has not made us weaker at all. It's lovely to just be addicted to the building progress, tell you what them digger spinning around make me light headed :/
E17YID
19/07/2017 12:41:00
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We don't need a new player to fill a first eleven spot. The way we performed last season was awesome and few teams were able to live with us across 38 games. Walker leaving does not affect this because it made no difference whether Walker or Trippier played. They have different skills of equal benefit to the team. We do need to add some useful depth in the squad due to the number of games we'll be playing and to address possible injuries. If Rose, Winks and Lamela return to the squad soon we'll probably just need to add a couple more. I think Barkley would be useful if we can make a sensible deal. Just my opinion of course.
Geofspurs
19/07/2017 13:07:00
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I don't think any one is contesting whether we should spend big, buy 1st team players or even how many we should buy. IMO, discontent amongst fans is more to do with the (un)timely signings. All ins should ideally be available for pre-season. Apart from getting their fitness levels up, they need some competitive game time in order that they will be ready if/when required during the season. There is far too much reliance on expecting the current players to return and hit the ground running, especially at our new 'home'. For example, why is it taking so long to resolve Pau's signing and the mooted Argentinian 19 yr old who not needs to adapt to the country and PL, would benefit from the pre-season. During the season, their opps are more than likely to be restricted to cameo roles or micky mouse comps. Failing that, I can see the double N' types where a season later, with minimal returns, they are moved on. IMO, we are no longer in a position to be messing around in the TW if we are to at least consolidate on last two season, let alone kick on. In conclusion, I'd say no big deal if we don't sign any one else, but that would mean not shifting any more of (Wimmer, Sissoko, Janssen) out of the door.
Critical_Spur
19/07/2017 13:46:00
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Now reported that Sissoko will miss the USA tour!
Critical_Spur
19/07/2017 13:48:00
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Full Tottenham squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Brandon Austin, Alfie Whiteman

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Jaden Brown, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Jon Dinzeyi, Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker-Peters, Kevin Wimmer

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Anthony Georgiou, Will Miller, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Tashan Oakley-Boothe, Josh Onomah, Victor Wanyama, Harry WInks

Forwards: Vincent Janssen, Harry Kane
Critical_Spur
19/07/2017 13:49:00
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The US Tour squad is interesting. Obviously with no senior summer tournament and a bunch of tournaments for the U21, U20 and U19's there's more senior players involved. Sissoko is the big name absentee, whilst Rose, Lamela and Son are home still getting fit from their injuries. I'm interested in the youngsters list - GK: Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman Def: Jaden Brown, CCV, KWP, Jon Dinzeyi, Mid: Anthony Giorgiou, Will Miller, Tashan Oakley-Booth, Josh Onomah. Some well known youngsters there, but certainly a couple of new additions making up the numbers.
muttley
19/07/2017 13:51:00
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2 strikers that all
E17YID
19/07/2017 13:53:00
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Don't worry E17, we only need one striker and have another 10 players who 'can play as' a striker!
Critical_Spur
19/07/2017 14:43:00
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Personally, I cannot see where Barkley would fit in, to play on a regular basis. Would he be happy to come on from the bench? I doubt it Th back 4 select themselves, The midfield selects its self. With Kane and Son, with goals from midfield, all you need to buy is cover for the first team. Sissoko and perhaps Wimmer replaced by people able to impact from the bench
woodhall
19/07/2017 14:47:00
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Perhaps we could offload Janssen to Chelsea for a handsome profit where he could triple his weekly wage, just like that! They've gone to China without Costa or a replacement, anywhere to be seen. Seems the Champs are having difficulty finding themselves a top goalscorer. Why the hell doesn't Abramovich just come up with the readies and be done with it? Tight ol' so and so! ........... I thought this whole transfer lark was easy.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 15:00:00
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Did you know that up until Modric signed a new deal with Real last October, he was earning £120 grand a week. (now £180 grand). That was the same as our top earner Hugo is now earning and 20 grand more than Cech earns at Chelsea. ... Kovacic, their other 23 year old, highly rated Croatian playmaker is on a paltry £60 grand a week. This is how they can afford to pay the vast amounts they do on Bale, Ronaldo etc... Dele for instance is on just 10 grand less (just?) at Spurs. ..... We pay only what we can afford. Simple.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 15:16:00
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Dele's on £10 grand less than Kovacic that is.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 15:19:00
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Cech is at arsenal
spurman61
19/07/2017 15:30:00
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Sorry. My point was about his wage, whoever the ex chav plays for. :-0 Probably couldn't bring myself to write Ars..........
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 15:36:00
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I was more than anything surprised at how much Luka was earning in comparison to Bale and our top earners. Bale is apparently on a massive £350 grand a week. And that's after tax if I'm not mistaken..
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 15:40:00
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As regards earnings etc, why not pay everyone in the squad £125k/week and be done with. Then some can earn more, or they all can with bonus. After all, we are now in the 60k a week attendances, so income from gates should double. Selling members of the squad to make a quick £50 million is not going to fill the new stadium....
woodhall
19/07/2017 16:03:00
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woodhall. If only the world of soccer was so straightforward. Whereby Davies earns the same as Hugo and the same as Janssen and Harry and.... and they all live happily together forever, until the end.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 16:20:00
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Barkley himself has been very vocal in denying the wage demands, possibly indicating that there is some truth in the rumour that he is on his way to Spurs. If true, I hope that DL plays his usual hardball, and look forward to seeing what Poch can do with him.
Ken Dagnall
19/07/2017 16:36:00
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Mourinho has started a rumour that he is interested in Barkley now that he can't have Dier. When he was at Chelsea he used to stockpile players just to stop other teams having them. With Barkley, or any other player that we have been linked with, the aim should be to build a squad that can allow rotation during games as well as between games to give flexibility in tactics and to keep players fresh. We shouldn't be buying players to sit on the bench.
Harry-Kari
19/07/2017 16:57:00
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Harri-kari, that is verbatim what I said last night re Mou and stock piling!! If we are interested in Barkley we need to tread carefully as (like yourself), we risk losing him to one of the other 'biggies' and we've no chance in matching their salaries. No doubt the reason why Willian and Batshuayi moved to Chelsea when apparently we were interested. All this last minute wrangling can only work in some instances. But you can't compare Barkley and Dier, i.e., two entirely different positions.
Critical_Spur
19/07/2017 18:00:00
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Seeing a report that Barkley underwent surgery on groin. Hence his exclusion on tour and holdup in transfer process. 4-6 week recuperation outlook. If true that would set him back majorly for us. I would still buy him but his price has to come down.
jvd
19/07/2017 18:58:00
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Good news is that Dembele and Winks were on the plane to the States. They must be well on their way to recovery. ......... I'm gonna keep quiet about the TW for now until there is something solid to discuss. It seems futile to worry and pointless to speculate anymore......... I'll leave it to all you serial masochists out there to indulge in it. Enjoy. ..... I'll be back when Harry scores that first goal and Trippier has run his first couple of miles whilst providing assists by the score. ..... Up the USofA! ... Beautiful.
Dele-Arri
19/07/2017 19:43:00
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No
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