Nice have continued their raid on the Premier League by signing ex- Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley after midfielder was released last month.
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Barkley was born in Liverpool, Merseyside. He is of Nigerian descent through his father and bears his mother’s maiden name instead of his father’s name, Effanga.
|Full name||Ross Barkley|
|Date of birth||5 December 1993|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.89 m)|
He joined Everton as an 11-year-old and played for the club’s youth teams.
He was named as a substitute in a first team league match in early 2010–11, and was expected to make his Premier League debut before his leg was broken in one place after a collision with Liverpool’s Andre Wisdom during an England under-19 match in October 2010.
Barkley began his professional career at Everton in 2010. After loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United he became a regular in their team, playing 179 total games and scoring 27 goals for Everton.
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Ross barkley has joined Nice just six days after leaving Chelsea by mutual consent.
The midfielder’s arrival was announced minutes before Nice’s contest with Monaco at the Allianz Riviera, where Barkley was introduced to his new side’s supporters before kick-off.
Barkley had previously been linked to Southampton, Rangers and Celtic before signing with the Ligue 1 side.
“A British blend of talent, technique and aggression topped off with character, the 28-year-old has decided to continue his career at Le Gym,” read a club statement.
“Though the summer transfer window closed last Thursday evening in France, he can join the Aiglons as he was out of contract. Welcome Ross!”
Barkley made 100 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.
Barkley’s best moment at the Blues came in his substitute appearance in the 4-1 Europa League final triumph over Arsenal in Baku in 2019.
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He has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21 and senior level.
Also he was selected to play in the 2009 Montaigu Tournament and captained the team to success, beating Germany 2–1 on penalties in the final.
|2012||→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||13||(4)|
|2013||→ Leeds United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2020–2021||→ Aston Villa (loan)||24||(3)|
Barkley was called up to the England U-21 squad in August 2011. On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor’s 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up match against Uruguay.
He scored his first goal for England under-21s on 13 August 2013, in a 6–0 win against Scotland.
Barkley was called up to the senior England squad in August 2013, and earned his first senior cap the following month, coming on as a substitute for Jack Wilshere in a 4–0 win in a World Cup qualifier against Moldova at Wembley.
He was named in the England squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and made his World Cup debut as a 61st-minute substitute for Danny Welbeck in England’s 2–1 opening defeat to Italy in Manaus.
Chelsea terminate midfielder Ross Barkley’s contract by mutual consent as former England international becomes free agent.
Barkley’s contract, which he signed in 2018, was due to expire next summer. However, the west London club have now confirmed the midfielder will now be leaving the Bridge with immediate effect.
“We would like to thank Ross for his contribution to Chelsea and wish him well for the rest of his career.”
It’s understood the Blues were hoping to send their midfielder they signed from Everton for £15million out on loan this season.
However, after a below par spell out at Aston Villa, and making just six Premier League appearances last season, Barkley couldn’t secure a move – leading Chelsea to move to get him off the wage bill.
Ross Barkley has signed for French club Nice.
The 28-year old former England international was a free agent after Chelsea paid up his contract last week, with Barkley understood to have received around £7m.
Barkley, who had also held talks with Southampton, was presented to Nice fans on Sunday night prior to their game against Monaco.
Nice have signed Aaron Ramsey this summer plus Kasper Schmeichel and Fulham full back Joe Bryan. Nicolas Pepe also joined on loan from Arsenal.
Barkley has been given the No 11 shirt at Nice, who went into the game against Monaco in 14th place in Ligue 1.