Last summer, rumour had it that Chelsea were all but done in the capture of 24 year old English midfielder, Ross Barkley. This was then spun around just few hours after the close of the transfer window that he Everton man was infact nowhere close to a move to the London club.
Ross Barkley has spent most parts of last season in rich vein of form only to be sidelined for months due to injury and this is what would concern many Chelsea fans.
But just this afternoon, Antonio Conte all but confirmed his signing during his press conference earlier today, speaking highly of the midfielder. Signing a five and half year deal worth 15mil pounds, it could be argued to be a bargain.
He will wear the number 8 once worn by Legend Frank Lampard and Brazilian Oscar. But is another Center Midfielder who Chelsea needs at this point? Remember they already have N’golo Kante, Temioue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater in their arsenal.
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