Ray Wilkins poses an interesting question regarding Everton’s summer plans

Ross Barkley

Ray Wilkins suggests that Everton should not sell their best players in the summer transfer window.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (broadcast from 6am, May 12) that Everton should not sell their best players in the summer transfer window.

Everton are having a disappointing season in the Premier League and are set to finish outside of the top 10.

The Toffees have some very good players on their books, such as John Stones, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, and many would suggest that they could leave in the summer.

Wilkins has suggested that Everton should not sell their best assets, underling that it is better to have good players than money.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder has also explained why attacking midfielder Barkley has not been playing well recently.

“A lot of money coming in, but would you soon have the money or keep the players?” said Wilkins on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (broadcast from 6am, May 12).

“He doesn’t seem to be playing with that freedom that he played with early on in the season,” added the Englishman on Barkley.

Barkley has scored eight goals and created 55 chances in 37 Premier League appearances for Everton so far this season.

The 22-year-old England international attacking midfielder has a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and has won 27 headers, 112 dribbles and 23 tackles.

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