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Bill Kenwright: 'No concerns at all over Ross Barkley move to Chelsea'

Ross Barkley Chelsea Chelsea boss gives Ross Barkley his first task
Montrelle Montesinos | 13 Enero, 2018, 14:50

Chelsea agreed to pay agent fees said to be around £7 million in addition to the £15 million transfer fee to Everton for Ross Barkley's signature last week.

Ross Barkley has never solidified himself as a strong contender in the England setup, which is excusable given the talent on offer in midfield. When talking about filling big boots, they don't come much bigger, but Barkley is far from a shrinking violet.

Anderson will undoubtedly be even more incensed when he sees the reported fee that Barkley's agent Paul Martin received for the transfer, which according to the Times, stands at a staggering £7m.

If true, it adds to the sense that the Merseyside club have been left shortchanged over the deal.

"At best, this represents a very poor deal for Everton Football Club", he said.

Pointing out that the deal was rejected by Barkley at the eleventh hour, the Mayor goes on to explain that he has not played a single minute for the Blues since then, with the stated reason for this being a groin strain.

Having come through the academy at Everton, and as a boyhood fan of the team, it seems a sour way to leave the club, and he can certainly expect a fiery reception when he returns to Goodison Park next season.

Andreson thinks that Barkleys transfer requires a serious investigation. Have your say in the comments section. Both central midfielders with an eye for joining the attacking line whenever they can with fantastic offensive movement.

Last week, Barkley signed a 5.5 -year contract with the London club. But he needs a bit of time to work on the physical and tactical aspects. Hazard, for example, is in world-class form at the moment but his form in the 2015/16 campaign showed that he's non-existent when he's unhappy. "I hope (he gets the call) because it means he will do very well with us". These next five months, until the end of the season, will be the defining period for his Chelsea career. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.