Ross Barkley Joins Aston Villa On Loan From Chelsea

Ross Barkley has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Barkley joined Chelsea from Everton in January 2018 but has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the summer arrivals of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and winger Hakim Ziyech.

The 26-year-old who has 33 international caps for England has played three times for Chelsea this season, scoring once but is yet to start in the Premier League this season.

“Capturing a player of Ross’s quality is a real coup for our club and I am certain he will thrive here and improve our team,” said Villa manager Dean Smith.

Barkley is the fifth major signing for Villa this summer following the arrivals of winger Bertrand Traore from Lyon, striker Ollie Watkins from Brentford, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal and right-back Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest.