After what was a… weird last transfer window day, with Ross Barkley turning Chelsea down literally the last moment, for reasons he hasn’t explained in public, the 23-year-old finds himself still being an Everton player, at least until January.
Barkley’s career at Everton is not over, because he is still an Everton player. To the end of this season he has his contract
Ronald Koeman told reporters ahead of the Toffees’ game against Tottenham, in Liverpool.
Of course, the player at this time is injured and it will take another two or two-and-a-half months before he is available
the Dutch manager answered when asked if he will consider giving Barkley game time during this season.
So I don’t need to take that decision now and I can wait and see what will happen. Then we will see what the decision will be at that time
the Everton manager said, leaving the possibility wide open. As for what happened on the last day of the transfer window, Koeman revealed that he had a talk with Barkley and the England international told him exactly why he did what he did, but obviously the Dutchman avoided sharing details, saying
Ross also came to see me last Tuesday and he explained to me why he turned down the chance to go to Chelsea. That is private.