Reports have emerged claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted his great admiration for Everton star Ross Barkley.
The 20 year old England international has had an outstanding breakthrough season for Roberto Martinez’s side and could be included in England’s World Cup squad.
The Frenchman said : “He’s made a big step forward; from a young hope he has suddenly convinced everybody he has huge potential and talent,”.
“He can have a huge impact in big games, with a combination of technical qualities and power, which are very difficult to combine in midfield and what is demanded from a modern midfielder. For me, he has had a big impact this season. He’s one of the best I have seen.
“It’s good that he’s not guaranteed a World Cup place, because at the World Cup experience of big games is important in terms of the number of games you have behind you.”