Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte seems to be pleased with his latest acquisition, Ross Barkley from Everton.
The England international joined the Blues for £15 million on a five-and-a-half year contract, after failing to make a switch in the summer due to hamstring injury.
Barkley has been handed Frank Lampard’s no. 8 jersey at Chelsea, and Conte believes he has the potential.
“We are talking about a player with great potential,” Conte said at Cobham Training Centre. “He is a complete player but at the same time he is very young and he has just started his career.
“He has this great opportunity to play in a great club, with ambition and great targets, and also to put yourself in this new challenge. [He’s a] complete because he has it all. He has stamina, strong physically, good technique and he is a complete player.
“He is a modern footballer. I have to still see him and then we have the opportunity to work together and understand how much time he needs [until he makes his debut] .”
“The most important thing is these players must be good [not just English] . Then, for sure, when I was in Italy we had a great base of Italian players. I think that this could be positive because English players understand this league because they grow up in this league.