Former England midfielder Joey Barton believes Everton youngster Ross Barkley could develop into ‘the best we’ve ever had in this country.’Barkley’s reputation has risen since a breakthrough 2013/2014 season and has started this campaign well with two goals in his first three games.The 21-year-old was criticised for an inconsistent season last term where his progress arguably plateaued, but Barton, a boyhood Everton fan, feels the midfielder has the potential to get to the very top.“I think he could go on to become the best we’ve ever had in this country,” Barton told Drivetime.“I think he’s a phenomenal player having played against him as well. I think he’s got everything – he just needs a little bit of time to settle.Barkley has assumed a multitude of positions already in his fledgling career, but Barton feels his best role may be as a number 10.When asked where he thinks Barkley can excel, the 32-year-old said: “Probably as a number 10. I think he’s that good he can play anywhere though.“He can use his left foot, right foot and he’s six foot two. If handled with care he could be the best player to ever come from these isles.” 1 Ross Barkley
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