The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are intrigued at reports linking their side with a move for Ross Barkley…
The Englishman looks set to leave Everton this summer, and with just one year remaining on his current contract, he may be available.
He has been highly-rated for some time, and has been a key part of the Everton first team for much of his professional career.
However, whilst the move may seem exciting to some, Chelsea need to be careful. He has been poor over the last year or so, and even Ronald Koeman – a manager that become famed for his man management – has struggled to get the best out of him. Chelsea must not sign him just because he is English and available. There isn’t exactly a real need for a player in his position either, which makes their interest even more strange.
Rather, the Blues could look towards a few other young English talents if they are looking to bolster their homegrown quota – as there are far more talented players than Ross Barkley out there.
Here are just two examples…
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