Everton has certainly not kicked off the Premier League in the best possible way as the squad will have to cope without having one of their star players available to play for an unknown period of time. During the previous season of the Premier League, Everton managed to secure the 5th spot and this time around fans and players of the club were hoping that they could squeeze their way into the Champions League positions but this task has become even more difficult without having the services of Ross Barkley.
The opening match of the season for Everton saw them having to settle with 1 point when they locked horns against the champions of the Championship League, Leicester City. This wasn’t the way that Roberto Martinez wanted his team to start the season but the manager of Everton is optimistic about Ross Barkley’s recovery as the coach revealed details concerning the condition of his star player.
Roberto Martinez communicated via Everton’s official website and said: “His knee has reacted really well to treatment. The length that Ross will be out is a little uncertain at the moment and it could be anything between the eight weeks that we mentioned or a little further. Until the end of the week, or probably the next 10 days, we won’t know how the knee is progressing and how quickly Ross can be back.”
Rumors are already being spread around stating that Roberto Martinez is taking into consideration signing another midfielder that could replace Ross Barkley until he completes his recovery with Lewis Holtby of Tottenham Hotspur turning into a target.
Lewis Holtby is a young midfielder who has not been able to make an impact with Tottenham ever since he joined the club on January of 2013 and the German player is now turning a viable target for Roberto Martinez.