Alan Stubbs reckons Barkley’s immediate future lies away from Everton.

Stubbs told talkSPORT. “I think Ronald put his cards on the table with Ross before the end of the season and he gave him an ultimatum.

“The fact that we are three weeks gone and Ross hasn’t signed, then I think that’s the biggest indicator that Ross’ future is going to lie elsewhere.

“The one thing that he (Koeman) said towards the end is that he wanted more creativity in the team and I think, with Klaassen, he’s certainly got that – his record is very good and he’s a great age.”

“Potentially it’s the most exciting pre-season that I’ve probably seen at Everton for a good five or 10 years,” Stubbs added.

“We have an owner (Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri) who is ready to back the club and I think he is trying to get his business done early and the first two signings look really good and I think there will be plenty more.

“I think Everton will potentially be spending over £100m and I didn’t think I’d ever be saying that.

“We are now waiting to see if Romelu stays or goes. The sooner that cloud is removed, whether he is staying or going, it is better for the club so they can move forward.

“Irrespective of Romelu’s transfer Everton have shown they are going to be as serious as they possibly can to get into the top four – that is the aim for Everton at the moment.”

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Joey66
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BluebonicI agree 100% Joey, that was what I meant earlier in the thread, where people are wanting to hold onto him because he is a blue. Like all things in this life there are degrees of Blueness! You quote Rooney, but you could just as easily quote McNanaman, Owen, Fowler, Carragher, Rush, Gerrard, all so called 'blues'. The fact of the matter is the only blues are the folks on the terraces an in the stands. i wouldnt swap my team, no more than i would swap the party i vote for. spot on the days of the labones Hursty… Read more »
Bluebonic
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Joey66Its the way of football -look at Rooney t shirt on his debut lifted it up -Once a Blue always a Blue – the rest is history it's the modern game the days of loyalty have ended! I agree 100% Joey, that was what I meant earlier in the thread, where people are wanting to hold onto him because he is a blue. Like all things in this life there are degrees of Blueness! You quote Rooney, but you could just as easily quote McNanaman, Owen, Fowler, Carragher, Rush, Gerrard, all so called 'blues'. The fact of the matter is… Read more »
Joey66
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degsyHe's;
a) seriously ill advised
b) been tapped up

I'm not fussed either way if he goes or stays

Its the way of football -look at Rooney t shirt on his debut lifted it up -Once a Blue always a Blue – the rest is history it's the modern game the days of loyalty have ended!

degsy
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He's;
a) seriously ill advised
b) been tapped up

I'm not fussed either way if he goes or stays

BigBlueConk
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I never forgave Stubbs for only joining us when he was over the hill.

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