Barkley needs a club who ‘believe in him’ – Roy

Date published: Saturday 22nd July 2017 11:49

Ross Barkley needs to find a club who ‘believe in him’, according to former England boss Roy Hodgson.

Barkley looks likely to leave Everton, with manager Ronald Koeman insisting he will not be allowed to merely allow his contract to run down and leave on a free transfer next summer.

Manchester United and Tottenham have been linked with Barkley, but Hodgson, who managed him for England, says he needs to choose his next move very wisely.

“If Ross can find a club where people believe in him as much as we did in the England set-up he will do well.

“With us he faced strict competition. He didn’t not play because we didn’t think he was good enough.

“He’s a risky passer, a midfielder who will turn with the ball, take players on and attempt a shot from 20 yards.

“Some of the 20-yard shots will fly over, some of the turns in midfield will be dispossessed and some of the risky passes will be cut out.

“But there are lots of players who can’t produce that level of ability.

“He’s definitely a talent. He’ll win some games for his club and for England, too.”

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