Former Tottenham Hotspur target Ross Barkley shone for Chelsea in their 4-0 thrashing of Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday, and Spurs fans were quick to react to his performance on Twitter.
The North London outfit had long been linked with a move for the England international when he was at Everton, and while he was someone they were keen on they reportedly decided not to challenge their London rivals for his signature in January 2018 as they believed they could sign better in the summer.
That of course didn’t happen as they brought no one in, and missing out on the £15m deal may be a big regret now considering he has become something of a regular under Maurizio Sarri and has three goals and three assists in his previous three Premier League outings.
Tottenham supporters, who have slated one of West Ham United’s top stars after an incident on Saturday, took to social media to give their thoughts on the 24-year-old’s most recent display, and while one said “Spurs should have signed him”, another said “absolute shocker from Spurs there”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Gutted to see Ross Barkley playing so well while we only two and a half fit centre midfielders most of the time. Spurs should have signed him. #COYS
— Joe Sandler Clarke (@JSandlerClarke) October 28, 2018
Could have had Ross Barkley for £15m.
Was deemed to expensive of a deal to pull off.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) October 28, 2018
Absolute shocker from Spurs there. The idea replacement for Moussa Dembele. Why do they dither so much in the transfer market? Surely a DoF would help??
— Nick Thomas (@nickthomas62) October 28, 2018
I always said he would been a great partner for dembele/wanyama
— TheRealFonejacker (@TheRealFonejack) October 28, 2018
I was begging for Barkley and insisted with it even with his injury concern that some fans we’re worried about. Knew he is quality and knew he would come through.
— Lewis Manners (@llewi01) October 28, 2018
Another transfer disaster from Tottenham
— Martin Morrison (@martmyte) October 28, 2018
Remember saying that we had to get Barkley, clappers telling me I was stupid when he was injured at chelsea, looks a snip at the price now, shame Levy thought it was too much to pay
— SpursGotLevyd (@SpursGotLevyd) October 28, 2018
Looks like I was wrong about Ross Barkley the boy is playing out of his skin atm 🤦🏼♂️😞
— TottenhamFC93 (@TottenhamFC93) October 28, 2018