By Harvey Byrne
Former defender Alan Stubbs has told that “it’s looking like” Ross Barkley will be going to London, mentioning both Tottenham and Arsenal.
The 23-year-old attacker has gone into his final year at Everton, bringing his future at the club into doubt.
Manager Ronald Koeman went as far to offer him an ultimatum in May, but there has not yet been any developments.
Both north London teams Tottenham and Arsenal have been credited with interest and Stubbs believes it is the Gunners where Barkley will end up due to the class of young star Dele Alli.
“Looking at those teams I think Arsenal are probably a team that he could go to,” told Stubbs to TalkSPORT on Friday.
“With Tottenham you have got Dele Alli in a similar position and, looking at Dele, he is ahead of Ross at this moment in time.
“So it’s looking like he’s going to be heading to London – we just have to wait and find out what club it is.”
Barkley, like Alli was once hailed as one of England’s brightest young talents after breaking into the Everton first team at an early age.
However, now at the age of 23 Barkley’s career has hit a rocky patch and last season saw him dropped from both the Three Lions team and even the Toffees line-up at times.
But, he still did manage a return of five goals and nine assists in 36 Premier League matches in the last campaign.
Alli, meanwhile, excelled for Tottenham last season as they finished runners-up in the Premier League with a fine return of 18 goals and nine assists in 37 league outings, while also being named the PFA Young Player of the Year for the second consecutive campaign.
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