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Ronald Koeman unsure on Ross Barkley's Everton future

Ross Barkley of Everton shakes hands with Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton as he is subbed off

Ronaldo Koeman has been speaking about the future of Ross Barkley, saying he is unsure whether the midfielder will be at the club for the long-term.


Barkley's form has been up and down over the last couple of seasons and despite clear talent, he hasn't been able to show consistently impressive performances. As a result, he has been on the bench regularly and lost is place in the England squad.

The Toffees are splashing the cash this summer too. Wayne Rooney has already arrived on a free transfer, while they are hoping to secure a deal for Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson in the next few weeks. This means that Barkley is by no means guarenteed regular games.

So - could this mean he moves on? Barkley isn't on the club's pre-season tour at the moment and speculation is increasing every day.

Speaking about the player in question, Koeman said: "He is not fit, that's the reason he didn't travel with the team.

"We will see when he is fit and back, but everybody knows his situation, and we will see what will happen."

As for whether Everton will be spending any more money this summer, Koeman admits there is still some business to be done.

"We are expecting maybe one or two players more to come in. It's really important to already have the players in (when the season starts) because they need the adaptation, to learn how we like to play.

"And of course we know that we need to be ready in two weeks for the start of the Europa League qualifying.

"It's good that most of the new signings are playing now for Everton, and it's credit to the board of Everton that they did really good business, which is what the team needs."


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