Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has heaped praise on Chelsea new signing Ross Barkley and says that he’s a bargain for £15m.
Club captain Gary Cahill has talked up Chelsea’s newest arrival Ross Barkley after the former Everton man made his £15m move to the Blues.
Cahill said: “I think it is a great signing. It is a bargain. Looking at this market, in this day and age, it is a snip for a player like him. I’ve played with him and trained with him and I know what the boy is capable of, so does everyone else.
“He’s capable of whatever he wants, if you look at him, he reminds me of Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] in terms of his attributes. Has he got a good left foot? A good right foot? Is he strong? Is he quick? And can he finish? Is he good on the ball? He ticks all the boxes.
All he needs is a platform just to go and express himself. This club will give him that, like they gave me and gave to other players. It is a big step and it is a good signing. For the money, it has to be a bargain.
“He’s come at a great age. He’s a fantastic age. I say [to him] come here and be confident, but not arrogant. Be confident, but listen and learn from the top players at this football club. Work hard at your game and then you will progress. He knows what he’s got to do.
Chelsea square off against Arsenal in the Carabao cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Ross Barkley has already had a training session at Cobham and is currently recovering from his hamstring injury but it’s thought he’s near match fitness.
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