Since earning the man of the match award on his professional debut for Everton, in the Premier league against Queens Park Rangers, Ross Barkley has been one of the most highly regarded youngsters in the country.
He has constantly been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United due to his silky skills, super dribbling and clever passing.
This season so far has been the biggest one yet for the 19-year-old as he is now a regular in the Everton team, if not a key player.
New manager Roberto Martinez has been full of praise for the youngster, who has even been likened to England talisman, Wayne Rooney.
With January fastly approaching, Everton are expecting a couple of irresistible bids for the English international from bigger clubs.
However, Barkley must stay at Everton for his World Cup dream.
A move to any big Premier league club such as Chelsea and Manchester United would absolutely wreck his chances of playing for England at the World Cup next year as he would find playing time very hard to come by.
If he stays at his boyhood club Everton, he will play week in week out in the Premier League and easily beat the likes of James Milner and Tom Cleverley for an England starting position.
Staying with the Toffees would also improve him massively as a player. Consistent playing time as would easily improve his all round game and boost his chances of becoming a world class performer.
He is far away from the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar, Shinji Kagawa, David Silva, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla as a number 10, but he could easily challenge these players for a place - should he eventually move - if he stays with Everton and develops as a player.
Maybe once the World Cup is over he could move to a big club but, for now, he has to stay at Everton to extend his playing chances.
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