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Ross Barkley transfer to Chelsea seems like an unnecessary acquisition

Discussion in 'English league' started by Real Tosin, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Member

    Barkley last week completed a £15 million move to Chelsea after turning down a £35m switch to Stamford Bridge at the end of the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old midfielder had only six months remaining on his Everton contract, which gave Chelsea an chance for a reduced price negotiation.

    Yet to recovery from a serious hamstring injury that saw him pull out of his deadline day transfer in August, Barkley has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will wear the No 8 shirt.

    Barkley said: "I'm overwhelmed, I'm looking forward to it and I'm really excited to get started. To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it's unbelievable for me. I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game."

    Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson has expressed his dissatisfaction at the deal that took Ross Barkley to Chelsea.

    In his letter, Anderson wrote: “At best, this represents a very poor deal for Everton Football Club. At worst, it could be seen as a deliberate attempt to drive down a player's value in the transfer market so as to benefit the player, his agent and the buying club. I am asking the appropriate police authorities to consider whether any fraud has taken place.”

    Reaction to the situation a Chelsea fan wrote on his twitter account "Everton failed to sell an injured Ross Barkely to Chelsea for £35m in August. They helped him recover, pay his wages and sell him to Chelsea for £15m in January. Is God not wonderful?"

    There are debate over the transfer of Ross Barkley. The question is, will he be the next Lampard or a total flop? While Antonio Conte claim Ross Barkley will be a good prospect.for Chelsea, his body language says otherwise. He seems to be an unnecessary acquisition that does not fit into his plan.

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    Some sections of fans believe the England international who already made 22 caps for England will be a good addition for such a low price, a group of fans feel the club are making a mistake. What is my own opinion

    To start with, just wondering the way he was treated toward the end of his Everton career. I'm not sure whether Barkley has a good attitude problem, his grandfather happens to be a Nigerian and he never played for Nigeria which is why I'm not a fan of Ross Barkley.

    Honestly I don't blame him for turning down the Super Eagles. He was born and bred in England but he's a very good player but I'm not sure whether Chelsea needs him, not sure he'll add value to Chelsea.

    Do you think he will be a good addition to Chelsea? Have a say, drop your comments below.
  2. sport maestro

    sport maestro Active Member

    I think I know is this, Ross Barkley is a very fantastic player. With time he will fit into Chelsea's squad and surprise his doubters.
    He scores a lot of long range goals for Everton. If he can do that for Chelsea he might be the next Lampard.
    realsporting likes this.
  3. Chelsea don't have any philosophical transition so they buy unbalanced players with no formulated influence of building their team and look at the like of De Bruyne,Salah,LUKAKU,Cuadrado,Felipe Luis,Torres,Baba Rahman,Atsu etc.What was influence on Chelsea team when they were bought and look at the differences now.
    Real Tosin likes this.
  4. You are so on point. The guy might eventually end up a flop. I don't think he's Conte's buy, but the board. Chelsea always signing players just for the sake of it. Very poor.

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