first_imgRoss Barkley has been urged to leave Everton this summer by a former Toffees star.The homegrown midfielder is entering the final 12 months of his contract and has been set a deadline of the end of this week to sign a new deal on the table.But, according to Richard Dunne, the 23-year-old should reject the terms on offer and seek a fresh challenge to boost his career.Dunne, who started his Premier League career at Goodison Park, told talkSPORT: “There are a few players at Everton that have gone into their comfort zone and maybe a change would be the best for both sides.“Certainly for Everton they need a bit more freshness in their team and maybe Ross does, in terms of getting a new club, having to earn a place in a team and not have the comforts of being at home and living in his hometown.“Maybe he needs to go out and challenge himself and start trying to progress and get a place back in the England team.”Barkley is likely to be in demand should he decide to quit Everton, who reportedly value the talented playmaker at £50million. Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham have all been linked with the England international in recent seasons.Dunne doubts whether another of his old clubs, City, will follow up their interest but feels a move to either north London club could benefit Barkley.“Maybe an Arsenal or Tottenham will be better for him [than City],” said the Irishman.“I think Manchester City will try and sign stronger and maybe better players – players who have won things over the years.“Barkley is certainly going to move to a big club but I don’t think it will be City. I don’t imagine he will get the games he needs.”last_img read more