Gabriel Agbonlahor has named Newcastle United as the perfect membership for Ross Barkley to join to consistently rediscover his best type.
After being thought of a really promising teen, Barkley made an impression after bursting onto the scene with Everton. He’ll go on to make 179 appearances for the Toffees earlier than switching to Chelsea in January 2018. Nevertheless, issues by no means labored out for him at Stamford Bridge.
In two and a half years with the Blues, he made just 86 appearances, scoring 11 goals. He did not persuade any of Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri or Frank Lampard that he deserved a spot within the team.
He was then loaned to Aston Villa for the 2020/21 season. He scored in every of his first two appearances for Villa, elevating some hope that he would flourish with Dean Smith’s side.
However he failed to take care of that type, including just one extra goal to his account in the remainder of the marketing campaign. Consequently, Villa isn’t prone to make his move everlasting.
And with alternatives under Thomas Tuchel unlikely back at Chelsea, that leaves him in want of one other new membership.
West Ham are said to be eager to sign him and hope David Moyes can assist get the deal over the road. Moyes gave Barkley his first Premier League look after they labored collectively in Everton.
Newcastle ‘slot in’ for Barkley
However Agbonlahor means that transferring to Newcastle can be a sensible move for him, supporting Steve Bruce to enhance his fortunes.
Talking to Football Insider (through The Chronicle), he said: “I feel it might be an excellent match. Steve Bruce would get the best of him.
“Ross Barkley must go someplace now. At a crossroads in his career, he is 28. He must go someplace and have a really good season. Not just a number of months like he did in Villa.
“It might be the right move for him to go play week in, week out.”
With Joe Willock’s loan interval at ‘St. James’ is now over, it leaves house for a number one midfielder within the eleven Black and Whites.
Willock’s file within the northeast might additionally tempt Barkley to move if the chance introduced itself. The Arsenal lad scored eight goals in 14 video games. He additionally equaled a membership file by netting in seven consecutive video games.
Newcastle might miss out on considered one of their switch targets after Norwich stole a march on them.