Nigerian-born former England worldwide, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has lambasted Chelsea star, Ross Barkley, after the membership stripped him of his squad quantity.
Barkley was as soon as in comparison with the likes of Paul Gascoigne and Michael Ballack, Gazza and different soccer legends by managers and pundits.
The 27-year-old former Everton star joined Chelsea in 2018 and inherited Frank Lampard’s very personal No. 8 shirt and performed underneath the Blues legend at Stamford Bridge.
However that quantity has been ripped off him and handed to Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
And with the switch window shut, there’s a very actual likelihood the 27-year-old doesn’t play a single recreation for the Blues this season as no person wished to signal him on mortgage and pay his £100, 000 weekly wages.
And Agbonlahor sees this as a dramatic fall from grace for a midfielder, who may play as a winger.
7Agbonlahor, who watched Barkley on mortgage at Aston Villa final season, mentioned he’s not stunned that no membership tried to signal him, including that the 27-year-old died off so quick.
“He began off rather well, however simply died off actually simply. His performances had been actually dangerous at Aston Villa,” Agbonlahor instructed talkSPORT.
“He simply didn’t look and he fell off so badly that Dean Smith wasn’t even utilizing him as one in all his three subs.
“Different Premier League golf equipment are going to take a look at that and say, ‘Have a look at your final ten video games at Aston Villa’.
“Why would they signal him on mortgage, masking £100,000-a-week of his wages, when he didn’t look at Aston Villa?
“No membership would’ve touched him within the Premier League. He’s going to battle as a result of his wages will have an effect on him shifting.
“If he was on a free switch, a membership would take him, they’d give him much less cash, however they’d give him an opportunity. He’s solely 27.”