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Barkley has shown great confidence this season (©GettyImages)
Barkley has shown great confidence this season (©GettyImages).

5. Ross Barkley | Everton

It's been a whirlwind season for Everton youngster Ross Barkley.

Although the Liverpool-born midfielder had made a handful of appearances under David Moyes last season, it's the current Everton boss Roberto Martinez who has brought the best out of the player he recently described as "a mix of Paul Gascoigne and Michael Ballack".

Barkley made his senior England debut in August and will almost certainly be part of Roy Hodgson's squad for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

A key player for Everton - can the Toffees keep him at Goodison Park?

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