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Ross Barkley

20-Year-Old Midfielder     Everton  Premier


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  10/18/2014
Birthdate:  December 5, 1993    Birthplace:  Wavetree, England
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  168 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ross Barkley Contract Information:

Signed a new four-year contract in July of 2014

September 23, 2014    Ross Barkley News

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Manchester City may target Barkley (knee) or a transfer next summer after failing to land him with their first effort last June, according to the Daily Mail.

Manchester City felt Barkley was overpriced last summer, so didn't pursue the deal, but are expected to return next summer as they try to ensure they have enough homegrown players on the roster. Barkley remains out with a knee ligament injury and no expected return date.

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Ross Barkley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 19, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Barkley could return from his knee injury in as little as eight weeks. "It's a medial ligament injury and we know that Ross, in terms of the power and strength that he has in his body, he could easily react to treatment a lot better than other players," Martinez said Tuesday. "The length that Ross will be out is a little uncertain at the moment and it could be anything between the eight weeks that we mentioned or a little further. Until the end of the week, or probably the next 10 days, we won't know how the knee is progressing and how quickly Ross can be back."

Martinez pushed back on speculation that Barkley could miss up to five months with the injury, but it's clear he isn't going to return in the short-term. Barkley was widely considered an underpriced asset in most salary cap games, but he won't producing anything in the coming weeks.

August 16, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Saturday that Barkley could miss "anything from seven week to four or five months" due to the knee injury he suffered in training Friday, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The initial estimate for Barkley was six weeks, so the possibility that he could be out until February is certainly a shot. It's a major blow to Everton and fantasy owners, who were expecting Barkley to take a leap this season.

August 15, 2014

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Barkely suffered a knee injury during training Friday and he is expected to be out for at least six weeks, the Liverpool Echo reports.

This is a massive blow to Everton, and many fantasy Premier League teams who were expecting a big jump from Barkley this season. He is set to undergo additional scans, but the early estimates is that he will miss at least six weeks and possibly as many as eight.

August 6, 2014

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Barkley looks to have secured a starting spot for Everton for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign after being a sub for a quarter of the season last year.

Barkley has breakout potential written all over him and after starting 25 games last season, he looks primed to be a regular in the starting XI for the upcoming season. After having six goals and no assists last season, Barkley looks primed to surpass those numbers and become one of Everton's biggest threats this season. The 20 year old is only getting better and it would be wise to insert him into your lineups before his value gets too high.

July 29, 2014

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Barkley has signed a four-year contract extension with Everton, BBC Sport reports.

Barkley is one of the most gifted young players in the Premier League, so Everton manager Roberto Martinez must be thrilled he'll be sticking around for a while longer. The 20-year old scored six times for the Toffees last season and his standout play helped him earn a spot on England's World Cup squad this summer.

May 21, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez reiterated that the club will not let Barkley leave this summer, reports Sky Sports.

Barkley had a great season for Everton, scoring six goals from 50 shots. He also sent 31 crosses to his teammates. His performances earned him a spot in England's World Cup squad, and has been starting to garner interest from some of the bigger clubs.

May 3, 2014

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Barkley grabbed the opening goal in the 2-3 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

Barkley hadn't scored or assisted in his last six matches, so this is a very promising sign from the youngster. Even with his recent struggles, he has been one of Everton's best players this season and is a key cog going forward for the Toffees. This is a guy to keep an eye on for next season as he is just starting to get into his prime.