What The Papers Say - 6 June
A round-up of Friday's Everton-related media coverage.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
There’s more reaction to Ross Barkley’s barnstorming performance for England against Ecuador in Friday’s papers.
In the Daily Mirror, Frank Lampard has been comparing Barkley’s breakthrough to that of Wayne Rooney - who catapulted himself into the international limelight back in 2004.
Lampard says the similarities stem from the ‘fearlessness of youth’ and that the Everton man, like Rooney, is capable of making game-changing contributions whenever he runs away from opponents.
Speaking in the Daily Telegraph and Independent, Roy Hodgson has been acknowledging Barkley’s undoubted potential but also trying to dampen the expectancy levels placed upon the 20-year-old’s shoulders.
The Three Lions boss explains that Barkley is a ‘talented boy’ but adds that he is ‘just making certain that people don’t get too carried away’ with his rapid emergence.
Hodgson is also quoted as saying ‘when an exciting talent comes on the scene we are very, very quick to build him up and turn a blind eye to some of his failings because we love so much the positive part of it’.
Elsewhere, the Daily Mail states that Everton interested in MK Dons’ England Under-19s midfielder Brendan Galloway.
The paper also claims the Blues have opened talks with Chelsea over another loan or permanent deal for Romelu Lukaku, who is apparently valued at £25million.
And in the Daily Star, Everton and West Bromwich Albion are linked with a move for Spartak Moscow forward Yura Movsisyan.