Barry: John Stones is at the perfect club there is no reason to go elsewhere

Everton veteran Gareth Barry feels that Ross Barkley and John Stones are both at the perfect club and he feels there is no reason for either player to move to another club.

Speaking to Soccer Saturday on the day he makes his 700th appearance Barry feels that the club have the right manager to nurture their talent.

“Everton – for Ross and John – is a fantastic club, they’ve got a great manager here and they’re still young.

“They’ve not reached the levels that they can reach, and they’re at a perfect club to be learning that. There’s no reason to go elsewhere at the moment. Just keep improving year by year and take it from there.

“It’s always a difficult situation, the money that’s being thrown around like that. John will have had a lot of people in his ear, saying ‘do this, do that’, but ultimately it’s always the person’s decision.”

“When I spoke to the manager before signing, he mentioned John and said ‘there’s a good talent here’ that he feels is going to reach a really good level,” Barry said.

“Straight away, I picked that up in training with John. Nothing fazed him – his ability on the ball, his calmness, was there to see for someone so young. For me, he was naturally going to improve with experience.

“The level he’s at now, with more games and learning to play with people like Jags [Phil Jagielka], he can reach another level which is frightening really. It’s not a surprise, I picked up on it straight away.”

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