Everton veteran Osman: Barkley a special talent

Everton midfielder Leon Osman is delighted for Ross Barkley over his England call.

Everton midfielder Leon Osman is delighted for Ross Barkley over his England call.

Osman wrote in the Daily Mail: "We’ve all been aware of his talent for many years at Everton - he came to train with us once when he was just 14-years-old - and it’s lovely to see him starting to fulfil the potential.

"During my time with Everton the first-team players have often heard whispers about the next big thing to come through the Academy but, for one reason or another, a lot of them fall by the wayside. But Ross is a special talent who is already physically mature just like Wayne Rooney was and he’s started this season really well.

"He’s a naturally shy and quiet lad and it was a massive step-up for him to join the England set-up but the lads have told me that he acquitted himself really well and he clearly has a great chance of making the plane to Brazil."

 
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