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Chelsea complete signing of Barkley from Everton

Chelsea complete signing of Barkley from Everton

For me Barkley has the ability to be one of the best players of his generation, his talents are such that only a handful of Premier League players could be his equivalent - for me he can be that good.

The England worldwide nearly joined the Premier League champions in the summer, only for the transfer to collapse at the last minute.

Barkley's assertions also contradicted the public comments of Everton Owner Farhad Moshiri, who maintained that Barkley opted out of joining Chelsea at the last minute, right after under going his medical tests at the Blues Cobham training ground.

Speaking ahead of Barkley finalising his move, boss Conte said Chelsea had seen Barkley's contract situation at Everton, where his deal was due to expire this summer, as a "good opportunity" to snap him up.

Former England coach Steve McClaren is backing Ross Barkley for success with new club Chelsea.

"I'm looking forward to it and I'm really excited to get started", Barkley said.

"The 24-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 8 shirt".

A hamstring injury at the beginning of the current campaign has kept him out since August, which means he is eligible to play for Chelsea in all four competitions.

Chelsea's top-flight title defence has faded amid Manchester City's stunning form, with Antonio Conte's men facing a 16-point deficit to the summit.

Conte urged caution over expectations for Barkley. He can have good prospects for Chelsea.

Do you think Chelsea need a player like Barkley? "He is a complete player but at the same time he is very young and he has just started his career". He's very strong physically, good technique.

'He had a bad injury & has not played for seven months. We welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing him in action'.


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