It must all be getting a bit tiring for Everton fans constantly having to listen to rumours regarding their best player’s contracts and ‘will he sign or wont he’ stories in the press almost every day.
Just days after Tom Davies puts pen to paper on a new deal comes news that Ross Barkley could be heading out of Goodison this summer with Ronald Koeman addressing the issue after the Toffees 4-2 win over Leicester City on Sunday.
“We offer him a new contract, and there are two possibilities.
“One, he signs that contract. If he doesn’t sign that contract then we need to sell the player. It’s simple, it’s not so difficult in my opinion.”
Barkley has a year left on his current deal so would have to be sold this summer if Everton are to receive a decent fee for the midfielder, although with such a short amount of time left it does mean Barkley may be available for something of a reduced price as suitors will know Koeman cannot afford to play hardball.
The 23 year-old has been impressive this season and was instrumental in Sunday’s win setting up the Toffees second goal with superb cross for Romelu Lukaku.
Everton fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the midfielder’s future:
— Ben (@BenEFC_) April 9, 2017
Hope hanging with Rom and his contract situation isn’t turning Barkley’s head’ him thinking he’s big time himself now with a arrogance
— Ste Painter(@stevopainter87) April 10, 2017
@EFCRelated Walsh even said a deal was on the table for him and for it not to be signed he’s clearly keeping his options open and open to a move….
— Aidy Dews (@AidyDews) April 9, 2017
@EFCRelated It’s as simple as that Young man, no way is he not signing a new contract.
— Terence Melia (@terrymelia32) April 9, 2017
— Lorraine G (@Lorrain54124432) April 9, 2017