After arriving last summer as a free agent, ex-Chelsea player Ross Barkley will be leaving the French Rivieira, with a statement from OGC Nice has announcing his departure this morning.
The Englishman played 28 games for Les Aiglons, scoring 4 times and assisting 2 goals. Similarly to his time at Chelsea, he did not live up to initially high expectations, but the high number of games he played this season may mean he can get his career back on the right track.
Barkley as part of a very English-oriented transfer window last summer, under the helm of British owner Jim Ratcliffe. However, the midfielder is a far cry from the youngster that exploded on the scene with Everton a few years ago. Considering his large salary, Barkley is expected to be back in his home country next season, with the hope of finding regular game time in a Premier League side. He will be remembered for scoring three goals against southern rivals Montpellier in their double-header this year, including a brace in the home game.