Toffees consider Barkley loan

The 18-year-old earned a new four-and-a-half-year contract

following a bright start last season, but found his first-team

chances limited thereafter.

Moyes suggests Barkley remains a big part of his plans but

concedes that the midfielder may benefit from a short stint in the


However, the Scot will not process any move until he secures

reinforcements ahead of the transfer deadline, with Sheffield

Wednesday thought to be Barkley’s likely destination.

“I’m thinking about getting him some Championship experience

maybe in the coming month or two,” Moyes told The Daily Mail.

“I can’t do it right now until the squad is strong enough. I

want him to go out and play. It seems right.

“I remember David Beckham coming to play when I was at Preston.

You’ve got to remember Ross is still a boy.”