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Ross Barkley | Midfielder | #8

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 168

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Tottenham are potential suitors for Everton's want-away Ross Barkley, but Spurs are confident the Toffees asking price is inflated and will wait to cut a potential deal when the England international's transfer fee lowers.
Barkley is one of the biggest domestic names on the market this summer but Tottenham aren't exactly in need of his services. When it comes to attacking midfielders who thrive in a central role, Spurs are already boasting two world class talents in Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli. The club's summer shopping priority is replacing the departing Kyle Walker at right back and it looks as though second on the checklist is a more natural wide attacking midfielder, as Spurs have recently shown interest in AC Milan's Suso and FC Schalke's Max Meyer. So the lack of need and the shrewd reputation of owner Daniel Levy combines to make a Barkley-to-Spurs move simmering low on the hot stove. Jun 23 - 5:34 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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There were a few notable omissions from Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of their international double header in June.

Captain Wayne Rooney has been left out for the upcoming games against Scotland and France because of the "good form" of other players, while contract rebel Ross Barkley, is apparently nursing a minor injury which he picked up on the final day at the Emirates. Burnley centre-back Michael Keane has not recovered from the calf strain which has kept him sidelined since the end of April, however, teammate Tom Heaton retains his place. Surprisingly, Jermain Defoe is one of four named strikers - Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford – join the Bournemouth bound 34-year-old. Southampton duo Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse, who earned their first senior caps in March, have been selected for the Under-21s ahead of the European Championships in June.
Source: The Mirror
May 26 - 4:38 AM

Ross Barkley, perhaps responding to Ronald Koeman's contract ultimatum, scored a long range goal as Everton beat Watford 1-0 to kick off Week 37.

It was a dominant performance from Everton who were significantly better than their guests in every statistical category on the night. The Toffees dominated possession and shots on target. Despite that dominance, it took an impressive long range effort from Ross Barkley to break the deadlock in the 56th minute. The outcome will be a nice boost for the Toffees who have been flagging down the stretch. What it means for Barkley as he tries to determine his fate at Goodison Park beyond this season remains to be seen.
May 12 - 5:08 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman seemed frustrated with Ross Barkley's contract situation entering a contract year.

Barkley only has one year left on his current contract and has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs among others. But Koeman said he will give the midfielder just one more week to decide whether he wants to accept the club's offer of a new contract or leave in the summer transfer window: "Still one week, time for him to decide. The board is working a long time for Ross to stay for a long period. It's up to the player but we don't wait until August. We need an answer if he will accept the contract or we sign a player. If he leaves it so long you have doubts. I like to work with players who want to stay. I don't know, it's up to the player, he needs to make a decision."
Source: Sky Sports
May 12 - 7:34 AM

Everton run the risk of losing both of its brightest young stars with Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley linked with summer exits.

Unlike the drawn-out negotiations and drama surrounding Lukaku's current contract situation, manager Ronald Koeman favors a more direct approach with Barkley as the 23-year-old's contract set to run out at the end of next season: "Ross is a boy from Everton and we need to show him the reasons to stay. But Barkley's situation is different to Romelu because next season will be the last year of his contract. You make decisions at the end of the season and you sign a new contract or you sell the player."
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 28 - 1:04 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that the club is set to open talks with Ross Barkley over a new deal.

The first-year Everton boss said Barkley is one of a number of players who will engage in talks over a new contract with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season. The 23-year-old has rediscovered his form of late with five goals this season after falling out of the first team and has sparked interest from Tottenham in recent weeks: "Yeah there are talks planned," Koeman said. "I don't think talks have started yet. Those players who finished the contract after one year, he's one of them and we will do everything to keep Ross and sign a new contract."
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 2:55 PM

Everton needed a late header from Ross Barkley to salvage a 2-2 draw against Hull City on Friday.

Trailing 2-1 in with just six minutes remaining, Ross Barkley leap high to head home a cross from Leighton Baines to pull Everton level and secure a point for the visitors at the KCOM Stadium. However, the match was one that Hull City will believe they should have won. The Tigers looked the better side in the early going as Michael Dawson gave them the lead on 6 minutes, however, the advantage was erased when David Marshall miss punched a corner just before halftime into his own net. After the restart Marshall did well to deny Lukaku before Robert Snodgrass hammered a free kick into the top-left corner, while Hull was undone through Barkley on 84 minutes. Everton move to 27 points but remain in seventh, six points behind Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Ross Barkley finally seems to be "getting it" as he played well and scored in the Toffees' 2-0 home win over West Ham.

Ronald Koeman has been critical of Barkley and pulled him from the line-up at times in an effort to better channel the talent that is evident to all. Barkley played well Sunday and will feel aggrieved not to have scored in the first half after a great move forced a "Save of the Year" contender from Adrian. He got his goal is the second half after Lukaku opened the scoring and Everton cruised to a clean sheet victory.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

While unlikely, Everton could potentially be without seven regular starters for this weekend's home match against Southampton due to a slew of injuries.

Roberto Martinez confirmed that Phil Jagielka will miss the match along with Tom Cleverley, while James McCarthy is suspended following his red card in midweek. The manager added that Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon and Leighton Baines will all face fitness tests while Romelu Lukaku has yet to train: "Leighton Baines, Ross Barkley and Aaron Lennon will be assessed after picking up knocks on Wednesday...Five games in two weeks means the squad is going to be tested at some point and that's going to be tomorrow against Southampton." Arouna Kone, Kevin Mirallas, Bryan Oviedo and Muhamed Besic will surely be used in some capacity over the double gameweek with Martinez expected to rotate the squad.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Everton will surely be glad to have Ross Barkley fit for the midweek game against Crystal Palace after being a minor doubt.

Roberto Martinez confirmed that Barkley sustained a knock during the weekend's 1-1 draw with Watford, but announced that he has recovered well from the injury and should be available to start against Crystal Palace on Wednesday. However, the manager said the club will likely be without the services of midfielder Tom Cleverley: "I don’t think it is going to be a long-term problem but at the moment he’s quite doubtful for tomorrow." Without Cleverley on the wing, expect Kevin Mirallas to fill in while Martinez could also opt for three central midfielders by adding Muhamed Besic to the mix.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Aaron Lennon scored in the first half and Ross Barkley put away two penalties as Everton cruised to a 3-0 win over Newcastle United in the rain at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have been in rotten form over the past two months but, as it has so often this season, the visit of Newcastle has been an opportunity for a struggling club to turn things around. Lennon scored the Toffees' first goal and created the second when he was taken down in the area by Rolando Aarons. Ross Barkley scored the penalty. Barkley created his own penalty in stoppage time and scored it as well for the final score. It could have been more for Barkley and Everton who forced a number of strong saves from Rob Elliot including two that Elliot forced onto the crossbar before they rebounded away from danger.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Ross Barkley set up both of Everton's goals, but the Toffees trailed for much of the match in a 3-2 loss to Leicester City at Goodison Park.

The loss kept them winless in their last three matches despite the form of Barkley and Romelu Lukaku, who scored once again. It was the seventh straight Premier League game in which Lukaku has scored, which puts him just four away from his opponent, Jamie Vardy's fresh scoring record of 11 consecutive games. After Leicester took a 1-0 lead early, Lukaku fired Everton back into the game with a rocketed strike from inside the box after Barkley's shot was cleared off the line. Barkley then assisted on the club's final goal with a deft back-heel pass that fell to second-half sub Kevin Mirallas to breath some life back into the home side. But the club conceded two penalties that left it scrambling to climb out of a hole.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Ross Barkley scored what looked to be a sure game-winning goal five minutes into second half injury time, but AFC Bournemouth pulled a rabbit out of their own hats to equalize in the final moments to end a 3-3 thriller.

There were some serious scenes at Dean Court today. Everton looked a bit sluggish in the opening 20 minutes or so, but began to play more to expectations as Ramiro Funes Mori headed in a Ross Barkley corner to give the Toffees the initial advantage. They looked to be in control by the break, adding a second goal by Romelu Lukaku who was set up by another beautiful ball from Gerard Deulofeu. Rolling along in the second half, the tide turned in the 80th minute when Bournemouth would score twice in seven minutes to level things. Barkley then got hold of a loose ball in the box to score with seemingly seconds to spare and the visiting Everton supporters went nuts. However, the Cherries had one chance after the goal to sprint forth to equalize and they did just that. A frustrating result then, giving up a two goal lead late, then another lead in the dying moments. Still, from a fantasy perspective, the attack is continuing a splendid run of form.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Ross Barkley scored two goals and recorded an assist in a 4-0 rout of Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon while Romelu Lukaku added two goals of his own.

Barkley set up one of Romelu Lukaku two goals, who combined with Barkley to score each of the club's goals. The midfielder scored his first goal of the month of November and his five goals on the season puts him one away from tying his career high. Meanwhile, Lukaku has now scored in three consecutive matches and has now scored seven goals in his last seven league appearances, putting him second in the league with nine goals on the season. The three points bring the Toffees into seventh in the league table in the midst of a three-match unbeaten streak, during which they have scored 11 goals.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Ross Barkley and Harry Kane have both scored in the first half as England look to complete Euro2016 qualifying winning all of their matches.

It really hasn't been much of a challenge for the Three Lions but it has given Roy Hodgson the luxury of starting some of his peripheral players in a match that, theoretically, counts for something. Jack Butland, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jones, Jonjo Shelvey, Adam Lallana and Jamie Vardy were all rewarded with starts in a competitive match. It appears that they will not only get starts but success experiences as England look to have Lithuania dominated with 70% of the possession and all of the goals in the first half. Perhaps the goal can reignite Kane's season which has been a struggle so far.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 03:33:00 PM