English Premiership

City want homegrown Barkley

2014-09-23 10:27
Ross Barkley (AFP)

Cape Town - Ross Barkley is being lined up for a move to Manchester City as the English champions look to strengthen their side in a bid for domestic and continental glory.

According to the Guardian, English international Ross Barkley is wanted by Manchester City.

City want Barkley for two reasons, to increase the number of homegrown players in their squad and to eventually succeed Yaya Toure.

Toure is now 31-years-old and at the peak of his powers while Barkley is 11 years his junior, many believe the Everton star could be the one to take over from Toure in the near future.

Barkley will be wary of following Adam Johnson, Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair in making the move to City. All three failed to force their way into a strong albeit mostly foreign starting eleven.

City reportedly value Barkley at £30 million while Everton want £50 million for Barkley.
City coach Manuel Pellegrini believes Ross Barkley will not only strengthen his side but also assist in the team's push for Champions League glory. Reports in England suggest that Pellegrini has instructed the club's hierarchy to bring the player to Eastlands - whatever the cost.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.