Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Everton Would Reject World Record Transfer for Barkley
Express, December 24th, 2013 12:32PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

Ross Barkley has had quite a season so far. The 20-year-old Everton midfielder most recently scored the gamewinner in the Toffees’ 2-1 win over Swansea on Sunday with a stunning free kick. He’s also already been capped three times by England this year, and looks set to go to the World Cup next summer, barring injury. In fact, Barkley has made such a huge impression on the Premier League’s heavyweights, that they might be tempted to move for the youngster during the January transfer window.

But Everton boss Roberto Martinez says there’s absolutely no chance of a Barkley transfer anytime soon. The Spaniard is so adamant that Everton is the right place for Barkley’s development that he' s prepared to reject a Gareth Bale-like transfer of over $132 million.

"Ross is in a moment of his career where, first, he knows that he needs to carry on developing and this is the perfect place to do that," Martinez said. "And, second, he is a mad Evertonian and enjoying every single second. Then, third, we are in the middle of a season where we would never, ever consider disrupting what we have got in our squad. It is not the right time for the player or the club to consider anything. Even if we got a Gareth Bale-size valuation we would never even consider it in January."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
Messi Surpasses 400 for Club and Country     
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi surpassed 400 goals for Barcelona and Argentina on Sunday, netting ...
Jimenez Notches First Goal for Atleti    
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Spanish champ Atletico Madrid in Saturday's 4-0 romp against ...
Rooney Apologizes for Sending-Off     
Wayne Rooney on Monday apologized to his Manchester United teammates for the red card he received ...
Jurgen Klopp: 'We Will Be Back'    
Borussia Dortmund fell to 12th-place in the Bundesliga table after losing the first Rivier-derby of the ...
Alonso Hailed for Cologne Master-class    
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso on Saturday set a new Bundesliga record after taking an astonishing ...
PSG Hopes to Improve Against Barca "Masters"    
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Monday said his team must get through its bad spell ...
Gunners' Injury Crisis Worsens Ahead of Blues Clash     
Arsenal is once again facing an injury crisis ahead of an important run of games as ...
Eddy returns for third time from ACL injury    
Georgia midfielder Laura Eddy has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee three times ...
Parents buy in to 'Silent Soccer'     
Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a "silent soccer weekend" in ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives