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Barkley to get new improved contract

Toffees looking to secure star for the long-term

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Ross Barkley
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One England manager after another can continue to ignore the talents of Ross Barkley in the middle of the park, but Everton manager Ronald Koeman is doing exactly what he needs to do.

The Daily Mail are reporting that the Blues will be offering the young midfielder a new improved contract to replace his current deal that runs until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Per the piece from journalist Dominic King -

... Everton, who have been in constant dialogue with Barkley’s advisors, see him as having a key role to play in their future and are looking to reward the progress he has made and his standing within the squad.

Koeman got six new players added to the squad during the summer transfer window, and will now be moving into the next phase of his Everton development project, with critical players like Barkley and Romelu Lukaku in line for new contracts.

Media reports from the summer of 2014 when Barkley signed his current contract stated that his weekly salary had then doubled to £60,000 a week plus bonuses for a four-year term.

It is expected the new long-term contract will be closer to the £100,000 a week to match the growing stature of the player, but no reports of that have been leaked so far.