Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/29/13
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes teenager Ross Barkley can take the Premier League by storm this season. Barkley has only made a handful of appearances for the Toffees since turning professional in 2010 and has had loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United. However, Martinez has been impressed by the 19-year-old during their pre-season campaign and he continued his good form by setting up Everton's opening goal in Saturday's 3-1 win at Blackburn. "He is something special," Martinez told the Liverpool Echo . "In football when you describe a player, there are not many better descriptions than to say he's an incredible football diamond. "He's still a young man, and he needs to learn the players around him, but I'm excited to have that process with him. He has got an incredible talent. "You look at young players like Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley; they are at that level. "I am really pleased with his attitude, the way he listens and wants to learn. And when...
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