Sam Allardyce comments on Ross Barkley future

Sam Allardyce and Farhad Moshiri give a thumbs up to the players after the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Everton’s Ross Barkley in the January transfer window.

Gareth Barry of Everton comes on for Ross Barkley of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has suggested to The Liverpool Echo that he is not sure about the future of Ross Barkley.

Barkley, who is injured at the moment, is out of contract at Everton at the end of the season.

According to The Liverpool Echo, London clubs Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur wanted to sign the attacking midfielder in the summer transfer window.

A report in The Telegraph in October claimed that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to recruit the 24-year-old in the January transfer window.

Everton manager Allardyce has suggested that he is not sure what will happen with Barkley regarding his future.

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,...

Allardyce told The Liverpool Echo when asked if Everton should be looking to keep Barkley: “Well they’ve tried haven’t they?

“They’ve tried and they’ve tried and there’s only so far a football club can go but I’m not privy to the exact details.

“But the most important thing for me and for Ross is not to worry about a contract, it’s to get fit and perform at whatever level he performed to before.

“Because if he stays here that will be great, if he goes somewhere else he will need to hit that level to get the contract he wants.”

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Barkley is a very good attacking midfielder, and he would be a good addition to the team once he recovers.

With a new manager in charge of the Toffees now, the England international should be doing all he can to impress him and re-establish himself in the Everton starting lineup.

The Toffees are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

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