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Ross Barkley | Midfielder | #8

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 168

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Everton interim manager David Unsworth confirmed that Ross Barkley is still at least three weeks away from returning.
The Everton star has not played this season as he recovers from a hamstring injury, which was preceded by groin surgery this summer. But with a new coach following Ronald Koeman's dismissal, it could mark a fresh start for Barkley upon his return in November. Said Unsworth: "We hope Ross is three or four weeks away from being in the squad. The long term injuries are as they were, but Ross is closer to coming back. They are all still working really hard in the gym. But with Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman, you are talking months not weeks." Oct 27 - 11:21 PM

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After seeing him turn down a move to Chelsea, Everton will have to wait until November for Ross Barkley's return.

The England international was expected to leave on Deadline Day with a move to Chelsea agreed upon before he pulled out before taking a medical. The 23-year-old has not played this season due to a hamstring injury and is not expected to return until November, when manager Ronald Koeman said he would re-evaluate the attacking midfielder's status in the side. "No (his Everton career is not over) because he is still an Everton player. To the end of this season he has his contract Of course the player, at this time, is injured and it will take another two or two-and-a-half months before he is available. So I don't need to take that decision now and I can wait and see what will happen. Then we will see what the decision will be at that time."
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 7 - 5:41 PM

Ross Barkley will now remain at Everton for the remainder of 2017 after a failed move to Chelsea on Deadline Day.

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri confirmed that a £35 million move to Chelsea had been agreed to and personal terms finalized before Barkley turned down the move during his medical, which some sources say never happened. The Telegraph report Barkley was hoping to complete a move to Tottenham, but the Toffees refused to negotiate with Spurs. So now the England international will remain on Merseyside with loads of competition at this position with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen and Wayne Rooney all arriving this summer.
Sep 1 - 7:36 AM

Ross Barkley may have kicked his last ball for Everton after suffering a setback in his recovery from summer groin surgery.

The 23-year-old, who has been heavily linked with Tottenham in recent weeks, was said to be progressing well after going under the knife in July. However, news broke on Monday that Barkley suffered a suspected hamstring injury in training, and if scan results confirm a strain, then a return before the end of August is highly unlikely. With Mauricio Pochettino prepared to splash out around £25 million on the midfielder, his days at Goodison look to be numbered, although Ronald Koeman is not prepared to let Barkley go on the cheap: "If there is an offer, maybe the club will not accept. He is a really good player; a young player, an English player. With all the valuations we have seen the last few weeks, if you want to buy Ross it is a big [financial] deal." Reports earlier in the summer indicated Everton wanted closer to £50 million.
Source: The Metro
Aug 14 - 5:45 PM

Ross Barkley will miss the start of the new Premier League season after going under the knife to remedy the groin injury which has hampered his pre-season progress.

The 23-year-old was not part of the squad which recently played in a sponsor's game in Tanzania while Ronald Koeman confirmed earlier this week that the Everton midfielder would remain at Finch Farm to undergo further treatment. The news prompted many to speculate whether Barkley, who has not signed an extension to his current deal, could be on the move with Tottenham being heavily linked to the England international. However, the club released a statement on Wednesday confirming Barkley has had a surgical procedure to correct the problem: "The surgery has been a success and he is expected to be able to return to play in approximately four weeks." All being well, Barkley should be available for the away trip to Manchester City in game week two or the match at Stamford Bridge five days later.
Jul 19 - 4:48 PM

Ross Barkley has been omitted from the Everton squad which travelled to Tanzania on Tuesday casting a doubt over his future at the club.

Officially, Everton cite a groin problem, saying that Barkley will remain at Finch Farm to receive ongoing treatment. However, the 23-year-old was pictured in pre-season training as recently as Monday with many speculating his absence is linked to his refusal to sign a contract extension having entered the final year of his current deal. Back in May, Ronald Koeman said he would "need to think" about the situation if an agreement could not be reached, and given Everton’s recent transfer activity, the risk of losing Barkley doesn’t overly concern the Dutchman: "I am not worried because I like to work with players who like to stay and we will go on – we will look for players in that position and even if he stays, there will be more competition for him."
Jul 12 - 5:59 AM

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.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 23 - 5:34 AM

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