Everton ace Tim Cahill believes Ross Barkley has a big future ahead of him.

Cahill believes the 17-year-old can go on to become a mainstay of Everton's midfield for many years to come.

"Ross Barkley is a special talent," he told the Liverpool Daily Post. "He has been unlucky this season with his injury but he is an immense player with a great attitude to football.

"He is so mature for his age and I think he is going to be a massive asset to Everton and [the city] Liverpool in years to come.

"I have been lucky enough to have played with some great players in my career but I do not think I have ever seen a talent like Ross."

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