Everton head to Netherlands without Ross Barkley for pre-season trip
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• Barkley has not recovered from groin injury
• Everton sign defender Cuco Martina on a free
Ross Barkley will miss Everton’s second overseas trip of pre-season having failed to recover from a groin problem in time for the squad’s departure for the Netherlands.
The Everton midfielder, who could leave Goodison Park after failing to sign a contract extension, was again the notable absentee when Ronald Koeman’s 25-man squad flew to Enschede on Monday. The 23-year-old has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and several Premier League clubs having entered the final 12 months of his contract, although Everton insist his absence is because of a groin injury that has required treatment and forced him to miss last week’s visit to Tanzania.