Ross Barkley extends Everton contract

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a four-year extension contract at the Merseyside club, reports the club's official site. 

The 20-year-old had a breakthrough season last season with Everton, scoring 6 goals in 25 appearances. The youngster was also a part of Roy Hodgson's England World Cup squad who crashed out in the Group Stages of the World Cup. Barkley currently has nine England caps under his belt and he was named on the shortlist for last season's PFA Young Player of the Year award.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said: "It is a four-year deal which reflects his new role and his development. This is as big news as we could get. "He is still a young man but is a massive part of our squad."  Ross Barkley stated on his contract extension: "Signing a new contract is a dream. I've played for Everton most of my life. This is a big thing for me."

Barkley made his Everton debut in the 2011/12 season when he was 18-years-old. The midfielder has also had loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United. Barkley scored his first goal for Everton on the opening day of the 2013/14 season in a 2-2 draw with Norwich which shot him into the Everton first team on a permanent basis. 

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Throughout the season Barkley put in several man-of-the-match performances, most notably against Arsenal and Swansea City. The midfielder has received praise from many pundits including Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker. Lineker once stated that Barkley reminded him of a young Paul Gascoigne.

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