30 Jul 2014

Barkley signs new contract with Everton

7:11 pm on 30 July 2014

The young England footballer Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year contract with Everton.

The 20-year-old midfielder enjoyed a breakthrough year under manager Roberto Martinez last season, earning a place in England's squad for the World Cup finals.

Barkley's development into one of England's leading talents had led to media speculation that rival clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, would bid for him before the start of the new season.