Sam Allardyce has been heavily linked to the Everton manager’s job, and if he is successful, it seems that he will have some stern words for Ross Barkley.
The midfielder’s future remains in limbo following a summer of speculation.
The England international turned down a new contract at Goodison Park, where he has spent his entire career so far.
Tottenham Hotspur were rumoured suitors for the 23-year-old, while Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri claimed on transfer deadline day that Barkley had made a late U-turn on a move to Chelsea.
Allardyce believes that the reason for the midfielder’s Everton stay is all to do with money.
The experienced coach has suggested that Barkley’s camp were not being offered the wages that they felt their client deserves.
While on talkSPORT, the former Crystal Palace boss said:
“A move to Tottenham, I believe, broke down on the basis of the money, that they wouldn’t pay the demand from Barkley’s agent at the time and he’s left in limbo.
“He’s putting his career in severe danger here. If Chelsea don’t come in, or they don’t offer the sort of money they’re looking for, what does he do then? Football is a very short career and this promising young player, his career is stalled at the moment.
“He needs to get back to playing football, and wherever the contract is and whatever the money is, surely it’s going to be enough this time to either stay at Everton or move on.”
Barkley has not played a game yet this season due to a hamstring injury that he suffered in the summer.