He might be keeping fit for the move? I'll be sad to see him go but unless Spurs sell one of their mid's he might struggle for game time.. maybe Eriksons off to Barca?
Thatís not a bad theory actually. They coordinate it so Barkley comes in as a direct replacement for Ericsson. Sell Ericsson for £80m, get Barkley for £15m. Tidy. Bit of am assumption that Poch can get Barkley up to Ericssonís level though.
Itís all a bit odd. It canít be about money as our contract proposal was as good as anything Spurs can offer. And he couldíve doubled his wages 18 months ago if heíd actually signed that contact - think how much money heís missed out on by running down his contact. If he was off to City for £300k a week it wouldíve been worth it but very much doubt thatís the case.
If it was only about winning medals and playing CL, heíd have just joined Chelsea.
He might really want to play for Poch but would you put your career on hold for 18 months just to work under a manager that could leave at any time?
There might be a left-field move from someone like Barca. Now heís pretty much available on a pre-contact deal - it would be a pretty risk free move for them. If it didnít work out for him, they could just sell him on. Deulofeu is getting game time so donít see why Ross couldnít get minutes over there.
Only thing Iím certain of, and have been all along, it that heís off.