According to reports in The Mirror, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley’s career at Goodison Park looks to definitely be over with manager Ronald Koeman closing in on deals for attacking midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen.
The reports says the Merseyside outfit had offered the England international a deal that would have made him the highest-paid player in the club’s history, but he has refused to sign.
With just a year left on his contract Everton would prefer to sell the 23-year-old now rather than losing him for nothing next summer, and the potential arrival of Sigurdsson and Klaassen from Swansea City and Ajax respectively look to have sealed his fate.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while some were disappointed that a youth product in Barkley looked set to leave, others were excited at the potential arrival of two of the best attacking midfielders in Europe this season.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I'm happy if this is true
— Rondi ???? (@Rondiabc) June 12, 2017
Don't want to see Ross go but it would definitely pain me to see him massively became amazing at somewhere like Tottenham Or Arsenal
— Andrew Vale (@Toffees24) June 13, 2017
this is exciting! Sad about Ross though
— ben (@everton_ben_) June 12, 2017
happy days, be buzzing if this is true
— Andrew Baker (@andyb4ker) June 13, 2017
This is a win win win. My view on Barkley is too many people want him to do well rather than him a actually doing well. Big improvement this
— Mike Mulhall (@Mulhall1878) June 13, 2017
— Brad (@Wxbber) June 12, 2017