The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are beginning to grow tired of Ross Barkley’s recent poor run of form…
As he so often does, Barkley started the season fantastically – but in recent weeks, he has slowed down to a near stop.
He has been dropped a couple of times by Ronald Koeman, in what appeared as a desperate attempt to force the Englishman into a run of form, but nothing seems to be working.
At 23-years-old, Barkley is no longer just ‘potential’, but rather – he is a fully developed footballer that needs to be performing, and at present, he is simply not playing well enough.
It did not come as a surprise, then, to learn that Koeman is reportedly open to offers for the midfielder – with the Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern beginning to come around to life after Barkley.
But should Barkley leave, who could play in his place? Koeman is not blessed with midfield depth, and he will undoubtedly have to have a real midfield rejig in order to make it work.
With that said, if Barkley leaves, this is the potential new-look 2017 Everton midfield…
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