Asked about Chelsea's move for Barkley, club legend Lampard told the Daily Star: 'I think it's a good signing.
Barkley almost joined the reigning Premier League champions on deadline day during the summer, in a deal that would have cost £35 million, only for the midfielder to snub a medical and return to Merseyside. What he fails to understand, however, is that football is no normal business and it is capable of operating at a legal and moral level wholly without precedent in the modern world.
The former Everton man will have a big ride in store, as he'll look to prove he can play in Antonio Conte's tactical system.
After not playing a game in the intervening months, the England midfielder sealed his switch when the transfer window opened last week - but for a much smaller figure of £15 million.
And Anderson, a lifelong Everton fan, has since written to FA chairman and Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore saying the "circumstance" of the transfer warranted "serious investigation".
Both players have similar resemblances in the ways they play.
The 24-year-old, who spent 13 years at Goodison Park, has not played for seven months because of a hamstring injury and had surgery in August.
"I said last year we had three stars: Ross, Romelu [Lukaku] and John Stones but they've all gone".
"Bill miraculously got an offer of £35m for a player who was going to be a free agent but he didn't want to go when he was injured".
When one considers this sum excludes the sums paid to football intermediaries acting for players (who incidentally, in the vast majority of cases tend to be the clients!) we know that this is a multi-billion pound industry.
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