Antonio Conte has revealed his plans for Ross Barkley after the midfielder completed his £15 million move from Everton (via The Standard).
It’s a transfer which probably should’ve happened a few months ago but Ross Barkley’s move to Chelsea has finally been completed.
The midfielder joined from Everton over the weekend but hasn’t played for the Toffees all season.
Injuries kept the 24-year-old out of Ronald Koeman’s side but now, Antonio Conte has revealed his plan for Barkley now he is finally a Chelsea player.
“My hope is to have this player very quickly,” Conte said. “On Saturday he started to have a training session with the fitness coach.
“It’s important for me to see him, to understand his physical condition, to improve his physical condition, to work with us, into our ideas.
“From Monday I’ll see him and then we’ll start to prepare a programme, a plan to have him very good.”
So, it seems that Chelsea fans won’t have to wait long to see their new man in action. Ross Barkley has shown glimpses of a truly quality player in the last couple of years. Now it is up to him and the Chelsea coaching staff to make him a complete player.