Ross Barkley poses on holiday in Ibiza while his would-be England Under 21 …

  • Ross Barkley was left out of the England U21 squad by Gareth Southgate
  • Barkley recently featured in England’s 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland
  • Everton star is soaking up the Spanish sun in Ibiza with friends
  • The 21-year-old is highly-rated by England manager Roy Hodgson

By Anthony Hay for MailOnline 1

Published: 19:36 GMT, 18 June 2015 | Updated: 14:04 GMT, 19 June 2015

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has taken advantage of being left out of Gareth Southgate’s Under 21 squad by soaking up the rays and sipping on an exotic cold drink in Ibiza.

While the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond have been preparing for England’s opening game in the Under 21 European Championship, Barkley has been able to go on Discount Holidays © holiday with his mates.

Barkley, 21, was left out of Southgate’s squad as Roy Hodgson believes he is an integral member of his first-team plans.

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Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley poses for a picture with his friend while on Discount Holidays © holiday in Ibiza

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The 21-year-old midfielder is making use of his break following the end of Everton’s Premier League campaign

Hodgson, speaking back in April, said of Barkley: ‘To suddenly catapult in someone like Ross it might not be the right thing to do for squad harmony.

‘I m not certain you can guarantee not to upset the rest of the players.

‘Harry Kane is a different kettle of fish because Harry, apart from these latest two Under-21 friendly matches, has played in every game.

He s been there from the start.’

Barkley recently featured in England’s goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland.

The Everton man replaced Jack Wilshere in the 66th minute during the game at the Aviva Stadium before being left on the bench for England’s 3-2 win over Slovenia.

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Barkley shoots at goal during England’s disappointing goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland

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