Joey Barton admits he is worried for Everton, thinks Barkley, Coleman, Lukaku and Stones could leave

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Joey Barton is concerned that four Everton stars could leave the club this summer.

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he is worried for Everton - and his family of Toffees supporters are far from happy.

Everton have been massively underachieving so far this season, and have won just two of the last eight Premier League games, with fans again left frustrated after Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Now in 11th place, 11 points clear of relegation but 12 points away from the top four, with fans of the belief that they should be pushing for European qualification, rather than sitting in mid-table.

The displeasure from fans has piled pressure on manager Roberto Martinez, with many supporters believing that he needs to be replaced in over for Everton to really progress.

Now, Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has had his say on Everton, given that he comes from a family off Toffees fans - and he told BBC Radio 5 Live that he is really worried about Martinez's men.

Barton says that his family refuse to attend matches due to Martinez's presence, before admitting his concern over the playing squad.

Barton believes that four players - Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman, Romelu Lukaku and John Stones - could all leave the club this summer in order to play European football.

"It is really worrying times," said Barton. "I know there is discontent because I have dinner with my family once a week, they are all Evertonians and they all moan about what is happening there, some even refuse to go to the games under Martinez, that is how disillusioned they are."

"This summer Ross Barkley, John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman could all potentially leave Everton - what are you left with? Everton have very good talented young players but how long are they going to say 'we are not playing Europa League or Champions League and we need to go'?" he added.

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