The Times claim Barkleys agent raked in £7m. Fishy.
Of course he did. This is substantially more than he would have made last summer if we'd sold him for £35m.
We were mad keen to sell at that point, Chelsea were interested in buying.
Chelsea would have indicated that if they can get him for less than the £35m demanded then the agent fee (part of which is not directly associated with transfer value) will be substantially higher. All Chelsea had to do was wait 4 months to save 20m (minus the additional agent fee).
For me the hatred directed at Barkley is largely misplaced as he was stitched up like a kipper by his agent.