Date: 5th January 2018 at 6:10pm
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Football Club have confirmed the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton on a five-and-a-half-year deal. The 24-year-old has reportedly been bought for a fee of £15M, and he joins the champions having been at Everton for the previous 13 seasons.

During his time as a Toffee, Barkley amassed 179 appearances for Everton scoring a commendable total of 27 goals. At his age, Barkley provides substantial Premier League experience in addition to considerable potential, and Chelsea will hope that he can fulfil that potential during his time with the club.

The new signing will wear the number 8 shirt with the club, which was notably worn by Chelsea legend Frank Lampard and was most notably worn by Oscar. Chelsea fans will hope that Barkley can emulate the success that the latter achieved during his time at the club. Here’s how they reacted to the announcement on Twitter.