Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is determined to reach double figures in both goals and assists by the end of the Premier League season, the 23-year-old has said. Barkley has been playing in a more advanced central-midfield role under manager Ronald Koeman in recent weeks and has five goals and as many assists this campaign. Part of my game is that I need to get more goals," Barkley told the club's website (www.evertonfc.com).
Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu is not guaranteed to rejoin Barcelona despite the club having a buy-back clause to sign the youngster in the next two transfer windows. The 22-year-old is currently on a six-month loan at Serie A side AC Milan, having been frozen out at Goodison Park by manager Ronald Koeman. The Catalans can resign Deulofeu for £8.4m ($10.5m) this summer or in 2018 before the clause expires. The La Masia graduate has made six appearances for Milan since joining in the January transfer window, scoring one goal and assisting another as the Rossoneri chase down a European place. But Barcelona's option to bring Deulofeu back to the Nou Camp continues to linger over his career and with
What kind of club are Everton? Should they be content with languishing in the middle of the table, alongside the Southampton-s and West Bromwich Albion-s of the world, or should the vision extend further, upwardly mobile and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and Arsenal? If you pondered this question along with me, I suspect you too answered the latter. As you should. My colleague Adam made the argument that European competition next season would be detrimental to squad health as a whole. However, with fringe players like Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo having moved on, it’s primetime games in locations like Bilbao, Amsterdam, and Rome that could give youngsters