Every so often a player arrives on the scene who is touted as being something special.
But, sometimes, the player never quite fulfils his potential and leaves everyone feeling a little frustrated.
I can remember when Chelsea signed Ross Barkley a player, I believe falls into the above categories.
I can remember the Everton support were outraged Chelsea had gotten him for the price they did, believing we had not paid the fee he was truly worth.
But, like so many others Chelsea sign, the player only offered, in glimpses what he was capable of.
After a summer transfer buying frenzy, it was deemed that Barkley was not part of Frank Lampard’s plans and was swiftly sent out on a season-long loan to Aston Villa.
At Villa Park, Barkley has impressed and there is the suggestion the move could become a permanent one.
However, if that is the case, according to The Birmingham Mail Aston Villa will have to pay the going rate for the player.
Our source is reporting that Chelsea will not let the 27-year-old go for a January bargain price and will hold out for his true market value as Ross still has 30 months left on his current contract.
But our question to you, is what would you consider a fair price for Ross Barkley?
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