Manchester United and Chelsea suffer blow in signing midfielder

Manchester United and Chelsea suffer blow in signing midfielder


Ross BarkleyEverton midfielder Ross Barkley has played down the recent speculations linking him with a  move away from Goodison Park after signing a new four-year deal on Tuesday.

The England international has strongly been linked with a move away from the Toffees, with reports suggesting that Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in securing a deal for Barkley.

However, the  20-year-old has now committed his future to Everton as his new deal runs down in 2018.

“Ross Barkley has committed his long-term future to Everton by signing a new contract at Goodison Park,” Everton released a statement on their official website.

“The 20-year-old midfielder has put pen-to-paper on a new four-year agreement, meaning he will remain with the Club until at least the end of the 2017/18 season.”

After signing a new deal, Barkley has urged to help the club to become better over the years.

“As soon as I got told about it, I knew I was going to sign. It means everything, signing the new contract. It is a dream to have been playing for Everton all my life and today is a great thing for me,” Barkley told the club’s official website.

“I am settled in at Everton, this is the Club I love. I see it as my home, I never think of anything away from Goodison.”

“Putting pen-to-paper is great and now I want to focus on doing everything right on the pitch and that will hopefully lead to bigger and better things here,” the England midfielder concluded.

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