Ross Barkley Next Club Odds: Everton Return Possible

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Ross Barkley Next Club Odds: Everton Return Possible

Luton Town are on the verge of relegation and the UK betting sites have opened a market on where Ross Barkley will be plying his trade next season.

Three points adrift of safety heading into the final weekend of the Premier League campaign, Luton’s vastly inferior goal difference means they need a miracle to survive. 

Rob Edwards has accepted his side will be back in the Championship next season despite their best efforts.

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Barkley has rebuilt his reputation at Kenilworth Road this term, so much so that there were calls for him to be recalled to the England squad and add to his 33 caps. 

The details of Barkley's contract are not publicly known, but the midfielder is unlikely to drop into the Championship with his current employers.

Where will Barkley be playing his football next season? Let’s take a look at the leading candidates for his signature.

Ross Barkley Next Club Odds

West Ham3/1
Manchester United7/2
Ipswich Town4/1
Aston Villa5/1
Leicester City6/1
Tottenham Hotspur10/1
Leeds United12/1

Everton And Newcastle Lead The Market 

Everton fans fell out of love with their academy product when he left the club for Chelsea in 2018, but time is a healer. 

Wayne Rooney can testify to that and Barkley would no doubt consider following in his footsteps by embarking on a second spell at Goodison Park.

Everton are favourites at Evens, but their troubling financial position makes it difficult to predict their transfer activity this summer. 

Everton's priority is finding a new buyer, so recruitment will have to wait until that has been decided.

Newcastle do not have any issue with a lack of money, yet they will be constrained by the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules. 

That could push them towards players like Barkley, who might even be available on a free. Newcastle are listed at 9/4 by football betting sites.

West Ham Or Manchester United Could Make Move

David Moyes will take charge of his final West Ham United game this weekend, with Julen Lopetegui set to replace him in the London Stadium dugout. 

Given his preference for a British core of players, Moyes may well have pushed to sign Barkley this summer.

Moyes' departure does not necessarily mean West Ham will not make a move, though. 

Barkley’s ability to drive through the pitch and link the midfield and attack is arguably something the Hammers (3/1) have missed this season.

Manchester United are available at 7/2. They previously signed Christian Eriksen after a stint playing for a relegation-threatened team, so they would not be averse to making a move for Barkley in principle. 

Given Barkley is 30 years old, United may look for someone younger in that role.

Aston Villa And Ipswich May Emerge As Options

Barkley made 24 appearances for Aston Villa during a loan spell in 2020/21, but he did not do enough to earn a permanent contract at Villa Park. 

That does not rule out a return to the club, however, with Unai Emery’s side priced at 5/1 to sign the midfielder with new betting sites.

With Villa on course to qualify for the Champions League, they will need to add more strength in depth to their squad over the summer to cope with the additional fixtures. 

Ipswich Town secured promotion to the Premier League earlier this month under the guidance of Kieran McKenna. 

Town (4/1) were a League One side in 2022/23, and they will need to do some serious business in the transfer market to stand a chance of staying in the Premier League. 

Leicester And Fulham Among The Outsiders 

Leicester City will also be a top-flight team following promotion this year at the first attempt. 

Their squad contains more Premier League experience than that of Ipswich, but Barkley may nonetheless be an attractive target for the Foxes.

A charge of breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules during their last three seasons in the top flight continues to hang over their head and could affect their summer recruitment. 

The Foxes are still available at 6/1 on betting apps to sign Barkley.

Fulham are an 8/1 shot. Having survived comfortably this term, Marco Silva will be looking to push on and challenge for a top-half finish next season. Barkley could help them do that.

Odds Suggest Tottenham And Leeds Unlikely

Ange Postecoglou has already made it clear that he wants to add to his squad this summer, and midfield will be one of the areas he has earmarked for strengthening. 

Odds of 10/1 suggest Barkley will not be too high up his wish list, though.

Leeds United are also outsiders at 12/1. Their chances of signing Barkley depend on Daniel Farke’s side winning promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. 

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