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Ross Barkley welcome to Chelsea.

Five and a half year deal.

Don't expect him to play a huge part for the remainder of the season having not played yet this season for Everton but hopefully we can look forward to seeing him play a much increased and more significant role from next season onwards

posted on 5/1/18

Apparently he's joining Bayern

posted on 5/1/18

To me, this is one of those signings where we say "good business" instead of "good player," and I’m not particularly comfortable with that.
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Don't even think it's good business. He won't budge Hazard, Willan or Pedro anytime soon and we're increasingly utilizing the 3-5-1-1 so his value won't increase suddenly. If we are gunna sell him on for a quick buck, which I could at least see the sense in conceptually, it's gunna have to be within 18 months.

comment by Obers (U3904)

posted on 5/1/18

His value has already increased. Barkley on a 5 year contract is valued significantly higher than Barkley on a 6 month contract.

posted on 5/1/18

Thoughts on signing "Thumb head"?

posted on 5/1/18

His value has already increased. Barkley on a 5 year contract is valued significantly higher than Barkley on a 6 month contract.
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But he's gunna seriously struggle to get games which will shot it down now he's 25. As I said, within 18 months and we should be fine. Beyond that, he either shocks the hell out of it by fulfilling this potential we're told he has or he's in the loan army.

comment by Obers (U3904)

posted on 5/1/18

comment by The Devil's Advocate's Advocate - I Represent Him (U6522)
posted 4 minutes ago
His value has already increased. Barkley on a 5 year contract is valued significantly higher than Barkley on a 6 month contract.
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But he's gunna seriously struggle to get games which will shot it down now he's 25. As I said, within 18 months and we should be fine. Beyond that, he either shocks the hell out of it by fulfilling this potential we're told he has or he's in the loan army.
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Hmm well at £15m he is well worth the punt.

We signed Drinkwater for £35m with one year on his contract. If Barkley plays 10+ games for us and does a decent job his value is £40m minimum. That is the reality of this market.

posted on 5/1/18

comment by Conte'nt = eism (U20893)
posted 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
To me, this is one of those signings where we say "good business" instead of "good player," and I’m not particularly comfortable with that.

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100% agree on this point. I don't want us to turn into the next Arsenal - solely focused on getting the best bargain rather than the best player to improve our team.

posted on 5/1/18

It could, we might find ourselves in a position where a mid-table PL club take the punt in a few years, but he'll have to put in more than decent performances for that to happened and I'm pessimistic right now.

posted on 5/1/18

comment by Superb (U6486)
posted 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
The one star bandits are out in force
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have 5 from me Frankie

posted on 5/1/18

Don’t expect him to play at all and be on loan next season abroad where we will eventually sell him for 25m he’s not bought for the team superb

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