- Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says the proposition that Chelsea made to sign Ross Barkley was immaculate
- Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson wrote to several authorities including local police believing fraud took place in the deal to sign Barkley
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Barkley signed for Chelsea with his deal at the Toffees expiring at the end of the season. Chelsea was close to signing the Englishman in the summer but the player felt the time wasn’t right.
Anderson tweeted on Friday insisting that the player’s agent was the negative influence of the move.
I will be writing to .@premierleague & .@FA calling for investigation into the circumstances around the transfer of Ross Barkley between Everton and Chelsea. Agent pulls transfer on deadline day of £35 million doesn’t play again transfer 4 months later £20 million
— Joe Anderson (@mayor_anderson) January 5, 2018
As per The Standard, Kenwright assured the public that he had no concerns over what Anderson said and backed Chelsea following the signing.
Kenwright is quoted by The Standard saying:
“I’ve got no concerns at all, over what Joe (Anderson) said. I’ve got no concerns at all about Chelsea who were immaculate as they were in the summer, absolutely immaculate.”
Despite the authority Anderson has, there’s a slim chance any investigation will take place. This is what The Standard believes as if there was something dodgy about the Barkley deal, action would have already been taken.
Many Chelsea fans would have read Anderson’s tweet thinking it was a parody account, that’s how ridiculous this claim is.