Nobody Believes Everton’s Reason for Not Taking Ross Barkley on Pre-Season Tour

Nobody Believes Everton’s Reason for Not Taking Ross Barkley on Pre-Season Tour

Everton have left Ross Barkley out of their 25-man pre-season squad, claiming the midfielder is to stay on Merseyside to undergo treatment on a “groin problem”.

…Not that anyone believes them.

Contract rebel Barkley appears destined for a Goodison Park exit this summer, after the England international refused to sign a new deal last season.

In fact, the club’s manager Ronald Koeman even spoke out and clarified that if Barkley rebuffed Everton’s offer of fresh terms, he would be sold to any potential suitors.

And it appears that outcome is growing increasingly likely, at least that’s the feeling on social media.

Especillat after Dominic King of the Daily Mail confirmed on Twitter that Barkley won’t be travelling to Tanzania:

Queue every social media account speculating that Barkley is as good as gone:

If Barkley does leave, with Tottenham rumoured to be among the clubs keen to sign him, Everton will likely go in for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.


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