Ramsey, much to Roy Hodgson’s mild frustration, will never be available to represent England, but Ross Barkley already has and will undoubtedly continue to as he develops.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has a huge admirer in his manager, Roberto Martinez, who has never failed to wax lyrical about the youngster's abilities and potential when given the forum.
Per Goal.com, Martinez recently told reporters:
He is as good an English talent as we've seen and that's going to alert teams competing to win the Champions League, never mind the Premier League. He's got the potential to achieve what Bale did.
The most impressive thing for me is his character. Nothing and no-one upsets him in a game, even if some opponents try to. We don't produce many players with that mental discipline, unfortunately. It's the biggest factor he has. I am reminded of [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi, players with that mentality and character.
Ross has got everything to be as good as he wants. He is the perfect fit for Everton and the perfect fit for what we want to do in the future. We want to build the team around him.
Barkley has a mix of technical and physical attributes rarely seen in the same player and, as Martinez seems to be most excited about, also appears to have the mentality to cope with everything that is thrown at him.
The youngster has a huge future for club and country.