David Moyes has decided to let promising youngster Ross Barkley join Sheffield Wednesday on loan in a bid to fast track his development reports The Dailypost.
Barkley has only played 14 minutes of Premier League football since November, and despite making the bench for Everton’s recent Capital One Cup victory over Leyton Orient, Moyes believes his season would be better spent gaining regular first team experience.
The deal will be seen as a big coup for Sheffield Wednesday, as the 19-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in English football.
Barkley has featured for England up to under-21 level, and many believe he would have already made an impact in the Premier League had it not been for a succession of unfortunate injuries, including a broken leg he picked up while playing for England under-19’s.
Meanwhile as one youngster looks set to leave, another could be about to arrive as Bohemians manager Aaron Callaghan has claimed Everton have expressed an interest in 19-year-old defender Kevin Feely.
“There is definite interest there from Everton,” said Callaghan. “It’s just a matter of what they do with it, but they are keen on Kevin.