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Dean Smith claims ‘marquee signing’ Ross Barkley is knocking on the door for an England recall

‘His performances will be nudging Gareth Southgate’: Dean Smith claims ‘marquee signing’ Ross Barkley is knocking on the door for an England recall after sparkling in Aston Villa’s shock win at Arsenal

  • Dean Smith has praised Ross Barkley for his impressive display against Arsenal
  • Smith claims Barkley is a ‘gifted footballer’ that possesses that right ‘work rate’
  • He believes Barkley’s performances will grab the attention of Gareth Southgate

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has praised Ross Barkley for his impressive display during Aston Villa’s convincing triumph over Arsenal at the Emirates. 

Smith complimented Barkley for his ability to settle into the team quickly after joining Villa on a season-long loan from Chelsea

Smith believes Barkley is a ‘gifted footballer’ that possesses that right ‘work-rate’ to warrant a recall to Gareth Southgate‘s England side.  

Villa boss Dean Smith has praised Ross Barkley for his impressive display against Arsenal

Speaking of Barkley – who combined excellently with Jack Grealish – Smith said: ‘Good players, they…