Everton - Barkley one of the best in the World
UK time is: 23:08:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Barkley one of the best in the World

No pressure Ross, the gaffer only views you as one of the best young players in the World!

Ross Barkley gave Evertonian's something to smile about yesterday as the 20-year-old England international committed his immediate future to Everton by signing a new four-year-deal.

Once upon a time Barkley would have been prized away from Goodison Park, but the feel good factor around the club under Everton manager Roberto Martinez appears to have settled everyone down.

There was no point this summer that I felt that anyone would be tempting Barkley away from Everton. It wouldn't have mattered if it was Manchester United, Manchester City or heaven forbid Liverpool, he wasn't going anywhere.

Add into the mix that we are genuine contenders to sign players being valued around the 25million mark and any financial concerns also appear to have gone.

But despite our improvement off the pitch and return to Europe on it, this deal should still be seen as a landmark moment for Everton.

Barkley's quality is unquestionable, its just about how far this star will go that's the question.

"In terms of finding another player of that quality, talent and potential, you will find it very difficult to find someone in world football. Martinez told evertonfc.com

He continued: "I don`t think you can see many players with the strength and the technique he brings; it is rare as a footballer. For me the most impressive aspect is his personality, he has such a humble way of coping with the fame and success he has accumulated."

"It is a massive football statement and a clear example for the players in the younger development groups who have a dream of playing first team football.

"I hope the fans are proud, excited and that they can show that warmth to Ross when they see him in action."


Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 30 2014

Time: 11:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Everton Articles

Leandro Rodriguez deal completed (Friday August 28 2015)

The Everton Injury Table.. (Friday August 28 2015)

Victory was tough but deserved (Thursday August 27 2015)

Stats: Barnsley v Everton (Thursday August 27 2015)

Martinez : Deulofeu was outstanding (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Archived Everton Articles

List All Vital Everton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rob-EFC 43
2. EvertonMike 32
3. ToffeeBlue 25
4. Yak 5
5. eighteen78 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 0 - 2 Man City
Southampton 0 - 3 Everton
Everton 2 - 2 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Man Utd 3 2 1 0 2 7
5. Crystal Palace 3 2 0 1 2 6
6. Swansea 3 1 2 0 2 5
7. Everton 3 1 1 1 1 4
8. Norwich 3 1 1 1 0 4
9. Arsenal 3 1 1 1 -1 4
10. Chelsea 3 1 1 1 -2 4

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Matthews Out Of Villa Trip
Sunderland : 28/08/2015 20:46:00
Norwich Suddenly Favourites For Austin
Norwich : 28/08/2015 20:11:01
Norwich Linked With Vazquez
Norwich : 28/08/2015 19:21:00
Leandro Rodriguez deal completed
Everton : 28/08/2015 19:13:01
Vital Preview: Liverpool vs. West Ham United
Liverpool : 28/08/2015 19:12:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Priority signing this summer
Suggested By:  
Keeper 11%
Centre back 20%
Winger 4%
Creative midfielder 42%
Striker 23%