It’s a period of transition at the moment for Everton and it’s safe to say that exciting times lie ahead.
However, that hasn’t stopped speculation from mounting regarding their current prized assets and one man that has been heavily linked with a move away from the club in the recent weeks has been Ross Barkley.
Just today, Toffees boss Ronald Koeman affirmed his position regarding the ongoing contract saga with the England international and made it clear that if he didn’t want to commit to the club, he’d be heading out the door.
Twitter: RK on Barkley contract: “Ross is a boy from Everton and what we need to show to him are the best reasons to stay.” (@ReadEverton)
Twitter: RK on Barkley: “He needs to sign a new deal with one year left, otherwise you sell the player.” (@ReadEverton)
Barkley is a fans’ favourite at Goodison Park and the Everton faithful will most certainly want the club to keep hold of the midfielder.
However, if he does leave the club, he’ll need replacing. So here are some potential replacements for Barkley if he does indeed depart Everton in the summer!