Sheffield Wednesday sign Everton youngster Ross Barkley

Sheffield Wednesday have snapped up Everton midfielder Ross Barkley on-loan.

Sheffield Wednesday have snapped up Everton midfielder Ross Barkley on-loan.

Manager David Moyes believes the teenager, who signed a new five-year contract in December, would benefit from a spell of regular football but the player remains a key part of the club's long-term future.

"We have been chasing Ross for some time and I'm really pleased to have him on board," Wednesday manager Dave Jones told swfc.co.uk.

"This is as big as the Rodri (Barcelona striker) signing for me because this lad is a real quality player.

"He's energetic, good in the air and a box to box player who can score a goal."

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