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Everton agree fee with Tottenham for Pienaar

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I have seen on Ceefax a headline that flashed up at 8:15 pm that Everton accept Spurs Pienaar bid. Ceefax states that Everton have agreed a fee with Tottenham and Pienaar faces a straight choice between Tottenham and Chelsea.


Nicholas Randall, Stoke-on-Trent     Posted 17/01/2011 at 20:49:43

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Rob Noonan
1   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:16:02

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Interesting article in The Independent.

Dave Southon
2   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:16:29

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CEEFAX!!!!

Jeez, blast from the past.
I don't think I have pressed that wee button on my remote control for at least 10 years.

But thank you for bringing a smile to my face.
Peter Laverty
3   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:15:58

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What saddens me about this is that he says his next move is his big one, the place where he wants to go to win things. I don't have a problem with that kind of mentality at all but I can't see him starting anywhere close to 50% of any games at either of those clubs. Not saying he's a "take the money and run" guy but I think money is doing a lot more talking than he is letting on.
Chris Fisher
4   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:31:37

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He says on Twitter that he has left for Spurs and will wear the number 40 shirt. I can't really blame him for leaving; he's what 28? And they can offer him Champions League football, we won't be getting that this season and it will be hard for us to even get a Europa spot.

Unfortunately, if we don't improve a lot over the next few years, all of our big players will want to move on if all we are doing is finishing mid table and not winning trophies, only mediocre players are going to put up with mediocre league and Cup form.

Rob Noonan
5   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:37:37

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and here it is...

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/james-lawton-not-in-the-right-frame-of-mind-refusal-to-play-is-more-proof-of-games-detachment-from-reality-2186924.html

Shaun Brennan
6   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:38:37

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He's off to Spurs accoding to his Tweets!
GJ Butler
7   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:40:30

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Tweets? Your talkin to a man who still checks ceefax
Tony Cheek
8   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:38:22

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Absolutely disgraceful of Pienaar, and a great shame he had to end his spell with us in this way.
He gave us some great performances, but will now go down as a complete prat. He let us down in the biggest game of our season (probably). Really hope he struggles at Spurs and his goal rate remains the same.....very poor.
Craig Taylor
9   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:53:15

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After the way Arteta has been playing we should have cut his wages and used them to up the Pienaar offer.

Pienaar has done things in an admiral way, and has kept playing to a decent standard all the way through.

Here is a tip though: January 2012 Transfer window he will sign back on loan with us, with a view to a permenant deal in Summer 2012.
Neil Vaughan
10   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:52:49

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Never mind Tweets...Grredy over-rated TWAT more like...Hope he will enjoy warming his arse on Tottingham's bench...where he'll spend most of his time...suppose his £75k per week will make it bearable tho' eh...after his refusal to play on Sunday...Fuck Off and good riddence..players like this make me puke....
Craig Taylor
11   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:56:44

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Just tweeted Pienaar to advise him of Spurs ban on tweeting!!! He obviously hasn't read his contract very carefully.
Gerry Quinn
12   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:56:53

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Craig #7 - hey, didn't realise Peanuts was an Admiral?
All the nice Spurs love a sailor..........
Matthew Mackey
13   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:55:52

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Bye Bye Peanuts. See you on the bench for most of Spurs games. (just like Lescott at Citeh)
What a shame, what a waste! - going from a regular start and £60K a week to hardly a start at £70K a week.
Still, it is God who told you to go isn't it.

Dear oh dear oh dear........speechless.
Matthew Mackey
14   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:01:21

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Sorry, - pressed the wrong button there!

What I was going to say was.......could we use the £2.5m to get Lescott back on loan until the end of the season?
Richie James
15   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:57:37

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Neil Vaughan (8). Greedy? Over rated? Good riddance?

Pienaar has not put less than 100% effort in every game this season. He has been the reason behind Baines's form all season. He has remained honourable and professional throughout this season.

9 out of 10 footballers, realising that they're not going to get the wages they request at the end of their deal will sit on their hands and go through the motions waiting for their golden Bosman paycheck. Not in this case.

The club have decided to sell him to profit on an untenable situation. It's a crying shame we can't afford to pay the wages he was after (guaranteed to be less than the reported £75k pw the Spuds have agreed), BUT we couldn't afford it so he has to go. £3M for 5 months of his contract is good business.

Shame on those who will boo or criticize him. I think he's served the club exceptionally well and he'll be sorely missed.
Andrew Laird
16   Posted 18/01/2011 at 15:58:56

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He has said he will be jersey number 40, the exact same number of silver pieces he has been chasing. God must love irony.
Shaun Brennan
17   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:18:02

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Let's be fair. He has gone to a club which is showing alot of ambition!
Alex Robinson
18   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:13:36

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Hate to correct you Andrew but it was 30 pieces of silver Judas sold out for, not 40!

But seriously, the lad will be missed, particularly by Baines. Agree with Richie James (#14). Peanuts always gave 100% whenever he played, even when the transfer speculation was rife. OK, he blotted his copybook by saying he wasn't right for the derby, but at the end of the day it was Moyes decision to drop him, not Pienaar's. Davie could've made him play of he wanted to, but the Lescott saga dictated the choice.

So, adios Stevie P. You won't go down in Everton folklore but no-one can say you didn't serve Everton well. God speed...

Colin Prendergast
19   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:08:41

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Suppose at least it means he can't play for Chelski against us in the Cup. Not sure where he's going to fit in there but can't be doing with his head not right attitude, so for me good riddance. Reckon he was always going to want to go, regardless of our offer. Champions League and all that. Just hope we can finally try and buy a proper winger with pace.
Jamie Morgan
20   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:25:12

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It goes back to a post i put about Piennar earlier in the season where i politely put, if when asked if you want to play for Everton the answer is no......then Fuck off!

Great work rate, bugger all end product, I just wish we had tried to negotiate a deal for krankjar at the same time.
Neil Vaughan
21   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:18:13

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Ritchie #13...You're entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine.
I think we have both been watching a different player this season ..Pienaar has never displayed the form he showed last season and as for being the reason for Baines' form words fail me...Pienaar has missed a load of games with injury whilst Baines has continued to play well week in week out WHOEVER is in front of him.

Bye the way it is NOT professional or honorable to refuse to play for the club who is CURRENTLY paying your wages, in one of the biggest games in the football calendar, just because there is a chance you may get injured and louse up your pending massive pay day.,,,but that's just my opinion.

Regular 1st team (1st choice) football every week for £60k or warming his arse 2 out of three weeks for £70/£75k on Tottingham's bench..I know which one I would pick...but I'd play for EVERTON for nothing cos I love them....He was offered a fantastic wage to stay with Everton so yes I'll stick with greedy & over-rated...let's just see how many games he plays for Deputy Dawg then shall we....
Colin Prendergast
22   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:30:28

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Only problem with Kranjcar is lack of pace. Given the financial situation think we need to go down the young player with pace to burn and try and develop. Would love to bring Jarvis from Wolves but think we're looking more in the Jennings, Hammil areas...
Aodhan O'Faolain
23   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:34:05

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I would not call him a Judas, but.....

He says Everton will always have a special place in his heart. Nobody has asked him to go. If we are to believe Everton the money he would get from either Everton and Spurs is about the same

In addition his place on the starting XI is guaranteed at Everton.

Spurs have a packed squad of central and wide midfielders and despite everything they are not guaranteed a champions league spot next season as they could hit a patch and end up fifth or sixth.

I really like to know what the truth of the matter is with Stevie P.

So the question
Neil Vaughan
24   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:33:06

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Think the stats say 1 goal and one assist all season...
Andrew Laird
25   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:41:22

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Thanks for the correction Alex, As you may have guessed I am not a religious person!
Tony I'Anson
26   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:32:10

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The real question about all this is the possible negative effect on the squad given that SP was such a good servant for EFC.

I'd love the youth to really step up to the plate and take us forward. 10 x Coleman's mustard please.
David Barks
27   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:45:09

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It's one player. Yes he was good, but not great. The team will be fine. Any professional worth his pay will see it as an opportunity for themselves. Glad it's over.
Neil Humphreys
28   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:51:56

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Steven who? Oh, that bloke who keeps the bench warm for Gareth Bale? Didnt he used to play for us?

My memory is not what it was....
Aodhan O'Faolain
29   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:58:38

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@ Neil Humphreys. I think you are right if Stevie P continues his current rich vein of form he will be next seen in a Europa League game and LC action just like Bentley and Keane have been doing at Spurs for the last while.
Sean Patton
30   Posted 18/01/2011 at 16:57:28

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Aodhan

Spot on to me this is like when a lower league player joins the bottom team in the premier league stating "its my dream" , only to be relegated 3 months later and back where he started.

Pienaar will only get Champions League football this season and probably only two matches at that, Tottenham who whisper it quietly incase the media are listening are not that good will not finish in the top 4 this season and once Man City get in there it will be a closed shop once again.
Tony Waring
31   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:13:02

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Pertsonally I think it's the wrong move for him for all the reasons advanced above and if he's moving just for cash then I just wonder how he thinks he's going to spend an extra 10 grand a week when he can't surelyt spend what he's already getting at Everton. The greed displayed by players nowadays is disgusting and as for agents..don't get me started. I just hope we are'nt funding his agent in any shape or form. He's employed by the player and the player should pay him not the club(s).
Ian Campbell
32   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:19:56

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After the Gosling issue I would be very interested to know if we were clever enough to include a sell-on clause in the contract with Spurs. I can't for a minute see why Pienaar would object as this would confirm to the player that it is Spurs intention to keep him rather than sell him on for an inflated figure. Also I think that he also acknowledges that Everton were great to him and also great for his development in becoming a £70k a week player.

Interested to know any thoughts you may have and in particular if anyone close to club has any knowledge of any clauses.

Tony Waring
33   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:19:26

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Nearly forgot., yes what about Jennings who looks nifty or better still perhaps Jarvis who has Premiership experience ?
Oliver Molloy
34   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:06:26

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Pienaar was alledgedly offered around 50 to 55 grand a week from Everton.He wanted more and he knew by holding out he would get more either from us or a club like Spurs.
His agent would have known from last year all the clubs that were interested in the player and what they would pay him thats very obvious.
It's all about money these days for most footballers especially as they are coming to perhaps their laast contract,so we can not balme Pienaar for getting what he thinks he is worth.
The problem for us, as i have said before is that rewarded a midfielder ( arteta ) with a massive £75 grand a week contract and without doubt this is going to cause more problems in the future when negotiating contracts.
How could give this to a player that is coming back from a serious injury,it was complete madness.
D.Moyes did come out and say a while back that a "very good offer" was on the table for Pienaar but that offer was not going to be increased.
That tells us that in Moyes judgement he is not worth what the club are paying Arteta,so you agree with him or you don't!-i agree with him,but i also think we should have sold him before the season started,because Moyes can not afford to lose the club money.
Piennar should have been given an ultimatum by the club ,sign the contract or we sell you!
How may years has Fellani left on his contract !!
David Booth
35   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:24:35

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Always liked him in an Everton shirt.

Could be relied upon to give 100 per cent every time. Quite tricky and never shirked a chalenge or took a game off.

Think we are getting as good a deal as possible though: £3m for five months left, at 28 years old is OK.

And looking at it objectively, one goal and one assist in 19 games this season is NOT good enough - particularly in light of our current goalscoring predicament.

Might I respectfully suggest that his - and Arteta's even more woeful - impotence is more than partly to blame for our form so far?

Put bluntly, our two main 'providers' just aren't providing.

So depending upon who we get as a replacement (assuming we do), it may turn out to be a progressive piece of business. David Moyes does have quite a good record of unearthing relatively unknown talent after all...

As for Pienaar personally: I'm sure £75k a week will be very nice and that's what the move is all about.

Because despite what he thinks or what Redknapp has told him, he'll be warming his arse on the bench more than sweating sweat in a shirt.

Bale is the first name on the teamsheet and Modric is a close second. Add in a defensive midfielder (Huddlestone, Palacios, Jenas etc) and that just leaves the right hand berth available.

So at best he's going to be sharing with Lennon - and Pienaar is NOT a right winger.

Strange buy then really. But good luck to the fella.

Long-term, a better deal for us than him I think (although he will be able to buy a Porsche every week if he chooses).

Neil Humphreys
36   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:36:42

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I did think it a bit strange that the rumoured £60k a week deal we put on the table was only £10k shy of what he's now on? At 50% tax he's only clearing £5k more which is what, £250k a year? Peanuts really!

It really is another world!

I think there is a fair chunk of lack of faith in EFC in his decision, lets face it - we dont have a pot to piss in!
Brian Waring
37   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:41:15

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How dare the little greedy bastard leave us, I wouldn't mind, but he's only going to be getting an extra £10k a week, playing for a champions league club, and playing in a team who look like they are going places.

The greedy twat should have stayed with us, I mean, we could have offered him, errr , mmmm, hang on, I'll think of something, dadada, now what could we have offered him, lets see, errr, it will come to me in a minute, hang on, I'm thinking, we could offer him.......... ahhh, fuck - it, getting a migraine.
Gavin Ramejkis
38   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:39:54

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It's got to be money, he's not as good as Bale so he won't get a game over him and Modric and Krancjar score more goals. That melted wax faced tax dodging bastard has done the obvious to Everton and removed some creativity and weakened our side by taking out one of our players as he has a chairman with cash (god remember that stuff!), if we had a chairman worth a balloon we should be doing the same. At most he'll be a bench warmer with a few token games.
Stuart O'Malley
39   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:34:36

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Oliver, Felli has 2 years left after this season . And I am becoming very anxious about our ability to get him signed up for longer .
John Keating
40   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:39:18

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Thanks Steve. Good luck for the future - except when you play us.
Thats it really. Seen far better players leave us over the years. Life goes on EFC is still here.
However, in these times I believe it is a wake up call.
In my opinion new contracts should be put to players at least a year before their present contract expires. A decent amount of time should be given and if not signed the club should make it known by whatever means possible that the player is up for sale.
We should not lose out because the player - or more likely their agent - think they can call all the shots
Brian Waring
41   Posted 18/01/2011 at 18:01:54

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I think some of are overlooking something, maybe Arry has brought him in not as a winger, but see's him in his more natural position, central midfield. I think with this will see Krancjar moving on. Also, who would Pienaar's competition be for a centre - mid berth? Modric, Huddlestone, Palacios and Jenas, apart from Modric, Pienaar is better than all the others. As I say, just because he played on the left side for us, doesn't automatically mean thats where Spurs will use him.
Brian Waring
42   Posted 18/01/2011 at 18:08:25

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Stuart, BK will probalby wait till there is about 6 mths left on Fellain's contract.
Jamie Barlow
43   Posted 18/01/2011 at 17:53:29

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Exactly Brian @37. You can't blame the lad. He isn't an Evertonian. He'll play in the Chamions league. He gets more money. Not a difficult decision really. I also don't understand why many people on here don't think he'll get a game at Spurs. Wobbly face has obviously seen how he works with Baines and is licking his lips at the prospect of teaming him up with Bale who will move to fullback, which was always Wobbly's intention anyway.
Oliver Molloy
44   Posted 18/01/2011 at 18:10:02

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Stuart @ 39,
Oh dear!- I did read something somewhere that Moyes was looking to reward the big man with a new improved contract.
It's going to have to be a very good offer to keep the player interested in signing then given the state of our finances ,because without doubt there are clubs who will swoop for Fellani.

It's not Moyes fault we are in a mess,it's BK and his mates.
At this time i don't think anyone can argue that we are selling club,and the this must change if we are to challenge the for the champions league places.
Stewart Oakes
45   Posted 18/01/2011 at 18:56:09

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One thing i would like to ask is where has it been said that we can't afford to make a bigger offer, from what i read the offer made was for what David Moyes thought he was worth.
Charles King
46   Posted 18/01/2011 at 19:31:57

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Harry got Gareth Bale playing by telling him to stop messin with his hair. Pienaar could end up being world class, what a friggin hair cut that lads got.
Oliver Molloy
47   Posted 18/01/2011 at 20:01:30

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Charles @ 46...

All jokes aside, Piennar will definitely be out to impress if he gets a run in this Spurs side; only then will we be able to judge!

Alan Clarke
48   Posted 18/01/2011 at 21:21:54

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Brian (41) is that the central midfield position Pienaar excelled in at the World Cup?
Brian Waring
49   Posted 18/01/2011 at 21:52:18

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Alan, everyone all of a sudden thinks he is going to Spurs as a left sided midfielder, I'm just saying that we don't know where Arry plans to play him, that was my point.

Another thing Alan, whose to say he wouldn't excell in central midfield for Spurs, he will be surrounded by quality players there.
Jamie Crowley
50   Posted 18/01/2011 at 22:49:03

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Brian @ 41 -

I too think he'll start in the middle. But if he partners with Modric (who is much better than him IMO) what an incredibly lightweight midfield they'll have. Terribly lightweight.

And that's why he'll only start every third game. I doubt he'll be out wide for Spurs. But who knows...

It's a business. We cashed in on a 28-year-old at the end to get something. £3 mil ain't bad, and he was well worth the return on investment. Good luck to him.

I love hustlers and guys who put out 100%. He was one of them. I'd rather we field men with his approach to the game than lazy, attitudinal jack-offs.
Liu Weixian
51   Posted 19/01/2011 at 11:31:47

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I can only wish the lad all the best. He has been an excellent servant to Everton. Can't exactly blame him. A club with a useless chairman and no ambition and another that is going places. Easy choice to make.
Karl Masters
52   Posted 19/01/2011 at 23:18:40

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Good player... Greedy Bastard... Money is his God evidently ? 'God is Great' ? it all makes sense now!

Players these days are bleeding clubs dry and it will all end in tears one day.

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