Roberto Martinez: Ross Barkley is not for sale

Ross Barkley  warns Premier League champions that John Stones and Ross Barkley are not for sale

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Everton and the England national team. Barkley signed a new four year deal at Everton in the summer that will keep him at the club until 2018. The recent speculations have shown that Liverpool and Manchester City were reportedly interested in the young talent.

The Everton’s manager Roberto Martinez is not happy with the speculations and want the young talents like Barkley and defender John Stones to be on Goodison Park. Martinez is “very relaxed” about interest from Manchester City in Ross Barkley, claiming Everton have no need to sell.

Martinez said: “I don’t think it is easy to get footballers like John Stones and Ross Barkley. I think as English players they are phenomenal footballers and you are going to get that. As a football club we want John and Ross to keep progressing, keep developing and they know they can do that with Everton. And that’s the only thing that matters to me.

“I’m not going to just be worried about other teams’ interest because there will be interest, there’s no two ways about it. These two players are as good as it gets in terms of that age group, if not European football.It’s a matter of making sure they keep progressing and keep developing. If I see they keep developing with us there is no need to worry.

“We are a club which does not have to sell. We have gone past that period and the football club is in a fantastic moment financially. Everything will be football decisions.”


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