Koeman Gives Barkley A ‘Sign Or Leave’ Ultimatum

Everton's Ross Barkley.

Reuters / Craig Brough

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has set a deadline for Ross Barkley to sign a contract extension, or be sold in the summer.

The 23-year old has not yet signed the extension the Toffees offered him some time ago, despite being repeatedly requested to by the management. Therefore, Koeman has now made it clear that the Englishman will have to sign the offered deal if he wants to stay next season.

Barkley’s contract at Goodison Park runs out next year, and the Merseyside club will certainly not want to let him go for free. Hence, the Dutch coach is ready to sell the midfielder for an appropriate fee in the upcoming transfer window if there are no developments in the contract talks.

In a recently press conference, the former Barca man underlined that he didn’t want any uncertainty regarding Barkley’s future in the summer. He further stressed that he only wanted to work with players who were fully committed to the cause.

“It is still one week ( until the end of the season) – (still) time for him to decide. Before next weekend we need an answer,” Koeman stated.

The midfielder has been linked with several English clubs, including the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.


Written by RVK  

A Rahul Dravid, Liverpool, Rafael Nadal, and Badminton fan boy. Learnt most of life’s lessons on the field. Work also featured by SportsCafe, Essentially Sports and QuarkMe.

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