Ross Barkley

Clearly benefitting from Roberto Martinez's free-flowing brand of football at Goodison Park, Everton's Ross Barkley is enjoying a fine season at the heart of the Toffees midfield. 

So impressive has the 20-year-old England international's form been during the 2013/14 Premier League campaign to date, he has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a whopping fee of £50 million.

While such a fee is obviously ludicrous, I believe it would be in the player's best interests to remain at his current club beyond the close of the current transfer window. 

With the 2014 World Cup quickly approaching and Barkley seemingly possessing a real chance of being selected by England boss Roy Hodgson, he needs to ensure that he continues to play regular first-team football in a familiar setup.

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