Everton fans debate idea of bringing Barkley back to Goodison Park

Ross Barkley was spoken of as the next big thing at Everton, with some even likening the midfielder to Paul Gascoigne.

However, even though the 24-year-old showed glimpses of quality, he never managed to live up to expectations.

Consistency was a big problem for the midfielder and eventually he decided to cut ties with his boyhood club.

In January, Barkley signed for Chelsea, but he made just four appearances overall, and only two of them were starts.

A serious hamstring injury played a major role in the midfielder’s lack of game time.

With Chelsea manager Antonio Conte now out of the club, it is unclear whether new boss Maurizio Sarri envisages Barkley in his plans.

The England international will have plenty of work to do in order to grab a first-team spot.

The managerial shift has caused some Everton fans to consider whether there is a way back for Barkley.

A handful would be open to bringing him back into the fold, while others are completely against the idea.

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