The Toffees boss has brought five players aged 21 or under along with the senior squad for their pre-season trip to Austria and is keen to see them follow in the footsteps of Barkley and John Stones.
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"We've got Tyias Browning, Luke Garbutt, John Lundstram, Chris Long and Matthew Kennedy. We've been trying to develop them and they deserve an opportunity.
"We want to see how they react in the first team, how close they are to being ready - like Stones and Barkley were last season.
"Last year, [Stones and Barkley] did well in pre-season, showed really high standards and that they were ready so that's going to be the case at Everton.
"It's exciting to see that young and ambitious talent coming through and we need to see if they are ready to help the team and if they are ready to be a part of it."