Paul Merson has given his reaction to Aston Villa signing Ross Barkley on loan from Premier League rivals Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
The former Villa star, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, believes that Barkley is a very good signing for the Villas.
As reported by BBC Sport, the Villans have signed the 26-year-old England international attacking midfielder on loan from Chelsea for the 2020-21 campaign .
Is Ross Barkley a good signing for Aston Villa?
Barkley may have failed to make a massive impact at Chelsea, but he is a very good and creative midfielder who will make Villa a better team in attack.
The Englishman was a huge success at Everton where he showed that he can drive from midfield, score goals and creates chances for his teammates.
Barkley could form a very strong partnership with Jack Grealish in attack, and Dean Smith’s side – who are rated at 13/5 by Betfair to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League table this season – could be a very good side to watch this season.
Ross Barkley stats
According to WhoScored, Barkley made 13 starts and eight substitute appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea last season, scoring one goal and providing four assists in the process.
The England international also made two starts and one substitute appearance in the Champions League for the Blues last season, according to WhoScored.
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