Lawyers representing Ross Barkley have said that the Everton star “was victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger” which happened on Sunday night.
Police are reportedly investigating a video which has emerged on social media featuring a man resembling Barkley being punched at a bar in Merseyside.
Matt Himsworth, who serves as managing director of Himsworth international, said, “We can confirm that Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached him on Sunday evening.”
Barkley has been with Everton since he was an 11 year old and to date has made 173 appearances for the first team.
However with the England internationals contract expiring at the end of next season and with him yet to renew his deal with the club, it remains to be seen whether he will be sold during the summer.
Toffees manager Ronald Koeman recently states that should the 23-year-old not renew his contract soon, he will be sold during the summer.