Ross Barkley has been offered a new and improved contract by Everton, which he is expected to sign in the coming days.
Much has been made about Ross Barkley and the fact he hadn’t signed the contract Everton offered during the 2016/17 season. It was believed Barkley wanted more money than the £100k a week that was offered.
Ronald Koeman made it clear that if Ross didn’t sign he will invest in new players to take his place. Koeman said
“We offer him new contract and then [There are] Two possibilities.”
“One he signs the contract. If he doesn’t sign the contract, then we need to sell the player.”
“It is simple, it is not that difficult for me”.
The Everton boss has gone about signing players to compete for Barkley’s position, in the shape of Davy Klaassen and potential links to signing Gylfi Sigurdsson. However, it would now appear that Koeman and the Everton board have made somewhat of a u-turn and began talks with Barkley over a new and improved contract offer.
It is believed that the Wavertree-born midfielder has now been tabled an offer of £115k per week in wages on a 5 year deal.
Ross Barkley is expected to sign the new contract in the coming days.