LIVERPOOL CHASE BARKLEY
Liverpool is preparing to launch an offer in the region of €38 million in order to sign Ross Barkley from Everton. The 20 years old midfielder is enjoying an amazing debut season with the Premier League club and it has already attracted the interest of one of the biggest clubs in the league but unfortunately for Brendan Rodgers, it seems like Everton has no intention of letting him go.
The head coach of Everton, Roberto Martinez revealed that he has already turned down a bid which was made by Manchester United some time ago and he will also reject offers from the club in Anfield.
He told the england italia todennäköisyys website that “in terms of the speculation, we already turned down a £50 million bid from United, so we’re not going to take £38 million from Liverpool. It’s quite enjoyable to speak about speculation. I think it shows how well our players are doing and those are the type of football compliments that we want coming our way.”
Ross Barkley has been a player of Everton since he was 11 years old but after suffering from a series of injuries, he was offloaded to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United on loan deals until the start of the current season where he is now going through a superb campaign. Even at his young age, he has already shown flashes of brilliance and has been named with the man of the match award for some his performances in the season.
Barkley is even expected to make the cut and get into Roy Hodgon’s list of players which he will be selecting to travel with him for the upcoming World Cup.
Brendan Rodgers is a huge fan of the young midfielder but unless Liverpool launched a substantially higher amount of money for the English performer, it seems highly unlikely that Martinez will even consider allowing Barkley on leaving the club anytime soon.