Sam Allardyce criticises Everton's Ross Barkley

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sam Allardyce is thought to be one of Everton's leading candidates to take over from Ronald Koeman.

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.

Sam Allardyce has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 9th November, that he believes Ross Barkley is putting his career at risk.

Barkley has refused to sign a new deal at Everton, and Allardyce feels that decision is purely a financial one.

And the former England boss has warned Barkley that he has left himself in a position where he could be putting his career at threat.

"It’s all about this money thing. 'Everton, my boyhood club aren’t offering enough money'. His agent is probably saying that he can get more money elsewhere," Allardyce said.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

"A move to Tottenham I believe broke down due to the money. He’s left in limbo and he’s putting his career in severe danger here.

"If Chelsea don’t come in, or they don’t offer the money he’s looking for, then what do they do then?

"He needs to get back to playing football. Whatever the contract is, surely it’s going to be enough to stay at Everton are move on."

Barkley has not featured at all for Everton this season, due to injury.

Ross Barkley of Everton attempts to move forward with the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on April 30, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The attacking midfielder seemed to have burned his bridges with former boss Ronald Koeman, but David Unsworth has been more open to Barkley staying.

Allardyce’s words are particularly interesting, as he could take over at Goodison Park.

Allardyce is among the leading contenders to take over from Koeman at Everton.

The Toffees are looking for a new manager, as they have had a disappointing season to date and currently sit in 15th place in the Premier League table.

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