Our Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern are looking a bit bleary eyed this morning after staying up late to see exactly what happened with Ross Barkley and his potential departure.
A saga that had been going on for the whole of the window, it finally looked as though it would come to a head yesterday evening with him looking close to joining Chelsea.
However, at the very last minute, the midfielder turned them down and opted to stay with the Toffees.
Indeed, according to the Telegraph, the midfielder wanted to join Tottenham instead but his club would only consider business with Chelsea leaving him to feel as though his future was being dictated by the Toffees.
A rather fittingly confusing end to this one, then, and whilst we wait to see what happens next, there was plenty of reaction on Twitter with the best of which being found right here:
Ross Barkley to #CFC?
He’s changed his mind! pic.twitter.com/CnlcHiNaLx
— FourFourTwo (@FourFourTwo) 31 August 2017
Fee agreed with #CFC.
Ross Barkley begins his medical.
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) 31 August 2017
— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) 31 August 2017
Paul Merson on Ross Barkley saga “maybe he got nervous about living in London? Well you can’t live in Liverpool all your life” BANTER #CFC
— Andy H (@ChelsLad66) 31 August 2017
Now, Ross Barkley
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) 31 August 2017
— Football Tips (@footballtips) 31 August 2017
— FootySays (@Footy_Says) 1 September 2017
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