Finally a decent rumour and one transfer that may be possible for Everton. This guy looks very good, won the Belgian player of the season a couple of times and is apparently very creative. Earmarked as the Pienaar replacement.
Yeah, people can say it is only the Belgian league, but this guy proves with all the awards he has won, he was one of the best in that league, hopefully on par with Defour and Co.
We've been linked with the other winger Legear from Anderlecht as well, so it is obvious there must have been scouts there.
Also I see Blackburn offering £500k for Seb Larsson? God squad player to say the least. We need to get in there!!
Ben Jones, Posted 20/01/2011 at 12:52:49
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1 Posted 20/01/2011 at 13:54:47
2 Posted 20/01/2011 at 13:57:55
3 Posted 20/01/2011 at 13:55:14
4 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:05:13
5 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:09:09
6 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:11:51
7 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:12:41
He signed a new 4yr contract last year for Anderlecht, making him the highest paid player in Belgium ( I know that doesn't mean he's on mega - bucks ) he's considered Anderlecht's key player, and their most valuable. Also Anderlecht paid 3.5m euro's for him in 2006. So taking all that into account, can you really see us having the kind of money Anderlecht will be looking for ???
8 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:22:06
9 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:28:14
I honestly believe we wont sign anyone and will flog ourselves to get to 40 points and safety, gueye and bily will play a part till may - maybe thats the new signings (like a new signing|) that everyones talking about - as for Hammill word on the street is he is fat and not all that - that coming from a Barnsley fan!
10 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:28:48
11 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:36:36
12 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:41:41
13 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:49:41
14 Posted 20/01/2011 at 14:44:21
We send scouts to watch players over and over again so that other clubs get alerted to them and we never buy anybody.
We might as well save even more money and sack all our scouts as well.
Who said EFC are not a small club!!
15 Posted 20/01/2011 at 15:04:54
Boussoufa would be the replacement for me unless someone can think better.
He's also said he would consider us which got me thinking this is the only rumour so far where the player has commented on being interested in Everton
16 Posted 20/01/2011 at 15:19:35
Belgian Golden Shoe: 2
Belgian Footballer of the Year: 3
2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Belgian Ebony Shoe: 3
2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Belgian Young Footballer of the Year: 1
R.S.C. Anderlecht topscorer: 1
2008-2009: 11 goals
Belgian First Division: leader in assists: 1
2009-2010: 19 assists
PL Is not something new for him, he already played with Chelsea.
He is good option and I hope to see him playing for Everton. you will never regret having him.
17 Posted 20/01/2011 at 15:39:44
Strong rumour today that we have taken another yound defender on today: Eric Dier from sporting Lisbon. A cultured young CB able to play across the back 4. Heard it here first!
18 Posted 20/01/2011 at 15:43:22
19 Posted 20/01/2011 at 15:41:46
20 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:04:49
21 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:22:15
22 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:27:00
23 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:27:39
However its is a bit of a gamble picking players from onferior leagues and expecting them to fil in voids left by established departees.
24 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:30:18
25 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:35:21
26 Posted 20/01/2011 at 16:46:11
Distin and Heitinga as first choice centre backs. Cover in the shape of Duffy, Dier, (Neville and Hibbert at a push).
With the money generated from Jags (and possibly Yobo) we might have enough for a striker and winger too!
I like Jagielka but don't think he's as good as Heitinga and we know Davie is reluctant to play Heitinga and Jags together. So hard to keep 3 top centre backs happy.
27 Posted 20/01/2011 at 17:20:26
It does seem a strange one but I can only imagine his desire to be noticed by the FA is strong and this is why he wants to play in England. The idiots at the FA have never bothered to select him for any youth England teams.
Sky Sports waved their finger in the air to see which way the wind was blowing then gave him scores out of 10 in a scout report last year. Results are here:
28 Posted 20/01/2011 at 17:20:43
29 Posted 20/01/2011 at 17:24:25
30 Posted 20/01/2011 at 17:49:12
PR exercise only, will spend rest of the season on bench/reserves.
We need proper squad players, right now, to replace the proper squad players we've just lost (yak, piennar, vaughan).
Oh let me guess - anichebe and coleman signing new contracts are actually two new signings...
31 Posted 20/01/2011 at 17:58:36
He's been by far our best player ever since he found his vocation at centre half and is now almost an England regular.
Can't believe the people advocating 'selling him to Arsenal (or whoever), for £15m...' How ridiculous.
32 Posted 20/01/2011 at 18:14:59
33 Posted 20/01/2011 at 18:25:29
You're right in one respect, Andy, Jags hasn't had a good season but I think he'll regain his form soon enough. Like Arteta and the Yak, he had a bad injury and there have been loads of people excusing those two (rightly) for taking time to regain their touch. And thoogh Distin has been outstanding he's what,33, 34? Selling Jags would be a stupid mistake.
34 Posted 20/01/2011 at 18:30:47
35 Posted 20/01/2011 at 18:32:17
36 Posted 20/01/2011 at 18:48:22
Looks like Moyes will use six months to run the rule over him and decide whether to splash any of his 50 pence Summer transfer kitty on him.
37 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:18:19
Secondly Dier is contracted to Sporting until 2014 so forget any notions of signing him. I really cant understand the logic of taking him on loan for 6 months when we have Duffy.
38 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:11:51
We need some strikers and attacking/creative midfielders. We have falled so far behind so many teams in terms of purchasing power and transfer dealings. Even fuckin Stoke snapped up Carew on loan - a trouble maker apparantly but no doubt a great talents in the right hands. Next transfer out will probably be cahill and we'll sign dean windass on loan...or something ridiculous like that.
39 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:28:02
40 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:33:30
41 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:42:45
42 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:39:19
43 Posted 20/01/2011 at 19:40:56
Pravda has 30 players listed under our squad, two in Yakubu and Yobo may as well be deleted as they aren't coming back. Two of the defenders can't get a game in Duffy and Mustafi. Two midfielders wont get a game in Barkley and Wallace. Four of the strikers wont get a game in Gueye, Baxter, Agard and Silva plus Vaughan is unlikely to get a game as Moyes cant wait to get him out on loan and sold if possible. So from the so called squad of 30 you may as well write off 11 of those players, I'm being kind leaving Bily in and Saha can't guarantee playing more than two games on the trot.
44 Posted 20/01/2011 at 20:06:09
45 Posted 20/01/2011 at 20:23:25
46 Posted 20/01/2011 at 20:49:30
Yeah Heitinga hasnt played well, but then hes been played out of position, which tends to be the norm where Moyes has anything to do with it, after all it took Moyes over a year to suss where to play Fellaini.
It took him a year to realise Coleman could fit in at right wing, he still plays Osman out of position, he plays Rodwell right wing ffs, he sends out a centre half on loan and then gets caught short and plays a right back at centre half, he bought a central midfielder in Billy ... to play on the wing.
Im not saying sell Jags but the fact is he has been woefull and I wonder how he gets international games
47 Posted 20/01/2011 at 22:24:48
48 Posted 21/01/2011 at 00:32:19
49 Posted 21/01/2011 at 09:28:44
Not sure total point of this lad coming over, perhaps we get first option on him (not that we'd be able to afford him anyway). At the very least it can't hurt to build ties with sporting lisbon who have a pretty decent record of producing handy footballers.
50 Posted 21/01/2011 at 09:31:27
51 Posted 21/01/2011 at 11:15:24
52 Posted 21/01/2011 at 16:19:34
Now about those beans..........
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