January Transfer News: Aston Villa Interested In Permanently Signing Ross Barkley From Chelsea: The midfielder is currently on loan till the end of the season at the club
Although he’s been on the injury bed for his new club since November, Ross Barkley looks to have done enough in his sparce appearances to earn faithful with the decision makers at the club.
Netting for Aston Villa early into his sojourn at the club as he found the goal in the side’s 7-2 demolition for Liverpool, Ross Barkley provided a glimpse into what he’s capable of. The player was linking up well at the club as he fast became a mainstay of the side’s midfield before seeing him sortie being hampered by injury.
Ross Barkley to Aston Villa
However, that has not deterred Aston Villa with the side extremely eager to make Barkley a permanent signing. As reported by Caught Offside, the club is looking to work on a permanent transfer once Barkley’s loan spell comes to an end.
However, the nitty gritties on his current deal could end up acting as a determent. With their being no obligation to buy the player once his loan terminates at the end of this season, Chelsea will be free to demand any fees for a permanent move.
Although Aston Villa have rich Chinese owners who have not be adverse to opening their pockets, it remains to be seen if the club is willing to dole out the figure Chelsea demand.
Chelsea would be willing to a move with Ross Barkley having never found his feet at the club. Joining the side from Everton, he’s been too inconsistent for the club, never really nailing down his spot in the team’s playing 11.
And with Chelsea already laden to the brim with midfielders, Barkley is considered surplus to requirements. Chelsea would be eager to recoup the money spent on him with both the parties set to sit at the table once the ongoing season comes to an end.