Shaka Hislop backs Ross Barkley to get Tottenham Hotspur move

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Everton man was heavily linked to Tottenham Hotspur during the summer.

Ross Barkley of Everton shows appreciation to the fans as he is subbed off during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Shaka Hislop has told ESPN that Everton's Ross Barkley needs to get down from his "high horse" if he wants a January move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 23-year-old was linked with a move to Spurs throughout the entire summer transfer window but a hamstring injury in August saw them back out of the race.

Chelsea looked set to sign him on deadline day but the England international pulled out of a £35 million switch despite arriving at the club to undergo a medical.

Ross Barkley of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It now remains to be seen whether Tottenham renew an interest in January but speculation from The Mirror in July suggested that Barkley wanted £150,000-a-week in order to join Mauricio Pochettino's side - more than Harry Kane's wage.

And although former Premier League goalkeeper Hislop believes that a transfer to North London will materialise, the ex-Newcastle and West Ham ace says that Barkley must be willing to compromise first.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

He told ESPN when asked if Barkley will join the Lilywhites: "He wanted to be the highest-paid midfielder at Spurs and that's not going to happen.

"I'm not absolutely certain [he would start]. I'll put this down as a hit because I think it'll happen, but he's got to come down off his high horse a little bit to make it happen."

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