Chelsea has confirmed on the club website that Ross Barclays has left the club on mutual consent and now becomes a free agent.
The midfielder, who joined from boyhood club Everton in January 2018, made 100 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, scoring 12 goals. The most memorable was his injury-time equalizer against Manchester United in his first full season at the Bridge.
Barkley played a part in Chelsea’s run to the 2020 FA Cup final, scoring against both Liverpool and Leicester. He was brought on for the closing stages of the defeat to Arsenal, as he was in the Wembley showpiece this year, converting a penalty in the shoot-out loss to Liverpool. He did get a winner’s medal in that competition in 2018.
Barkley’s final game was against Watford in May, and it was his late header that secured all three points in our last game of the season.
Chelsea thanked the midfielder and wishes him better fortune.
“We would like to thank Ross for his contribution to Chelsea and wish him well for the rest of his career.”