Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has come out on social media platform Twitter, to explain what happened on Deadline Day on his proposed move to away from Goodison Park.
Twitter: Contrary to a number of reports in the press, I did not undertake a medical with any club at any point. (@RBarkley20)
Twitter: I simply decided that due to my injury, it would be best to make a decision on my future and assess all my options in January when fully fit (@RBarkley20)
Twitter: Thanks for all of the support. (@RBarkley20)
In a series of tweets, it suggests he didn’t take a medical, unlike what Everton owner Farhad Moshiri had said to Sky Sports in an exclusive interview phone call on Deadline Day.
Twitter: WATCH: Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri explains the Ross Barkley situation. https://t.co/ic3Ol9FrNC https://t.co/ujqQBH87Aa (@SkySportsNews)
“The two clubs agreed a deal of £35m, I think personal terms were agreed and after the medical, we heard from Paul Martin, his agent, that he changed his mind. He wants to reconsider his position during the January window.
“He is currently injured so I think technically he will be with us because he is under contract for another year. It is a big surprise but that is football.
Now Barkley has gone back to Everton, has he done this for his own benefit? He reportedly preferred a move to Tottenham, so he could be holding out for a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side in January. But leaving in January would mean Everton will receive less than £35 million, that they were set to go, due to the midfielder only have six months left on his deal in Merseyside.