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Mayor Of Liverpool Suspects Foul Play Amid Ross Barkley's Move To Chelsea

Mayor Of Liverpool Suspects Foul Play Amid Ross Barkley's Move To Chelsea

Mayor Of Liverpool Joe Anderson is not happy with the news that Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has moved to reigning Premier League champions Chelsea for £15 million.

The English player signed for the Blues today for a considerably lower price than the £35 million negotiated with the Merseyside club when the 24-year-old opted against the move in the Summer transfer window.

Anderson took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the turn of events:

The current Mayor of Liverpool also informed the Premier League and FA that he would be inquiring as to the circumstances of Barkley's u-turn on a Summer move:

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When challenged by the Twitterati, Anderson doubled down on his stance:

While it is no doubt frustrating for Evertonian's to see one of their local lads leave for a cut price fee, especially given the added revenue a Summer transfer would have garnered, you can't help but feel it was a good move for both club and player. Barkley seems to have stagnated at Goodison and £15 million is still a tidy fee for a player that has repeatedly flattered to deceive at the very highest level.

It appears that for all intents and purposes the deal hasn't broken any transfer regulations although you have to say the situation does not reflect very well on either Barkley or his agent.

Ex-footballer Rodney Marsh wasn't having any of Anderson's take:

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Eoin Lyons