Tottenham’s pursuit of Ross Barkley could be set to end after Everton announced today that the player will miss the start of the season through injury.
The Merseyside club posted on their social pages on Thursday that Barkley underwent surgery on a groin injury in the morning.
That will keep him out for approximately four weeks claim the club, meaning he would miss possibly the first two match days.
With the potential that recovery could take longer and a injury could hamper his season, Spurs may be reluctant to pay big for the player.
They are already being told to cough up by the Goodison side as Ronald Koeman’s side hold out for up to £50m.
Safe to say, a deal will now take some very careful consideration from Tottenham officials
Ross Barkley has had surgery on a groin injury today and will be fit again in four weeks.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 19, 2017
Two clubs join the race
In another potential blow for Tottenham, two elite Premier League clubs have also joined the race for Barkley.
This may be further bad news for the North London side with that potentially leading to a bidding war.