Anyone who thinks his career will end up like Rodwell's hasnt watched them both play.
Barkley is on another planet in comparison to Rodwell and has proven to be at the very least a good premier league player with the potential to be a very good player.
30 million should be the minimum given that fucking Andre Gray went for 20 million with 12 months left. Andre fucking Gray for 20 million.
I'm think people consider the Rodwell comparison as in - went to a 'bigger' team, spend a lot of time on the bench, dropped back down to get game time in the end. You can still think Barkley is capable of being a great player and think he won't succeed elsewhere. A clean start could make him, but it could also easily break him. Be a shame for the lad, but he's got more latitude with the fans and club here than he will elsewhere.