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Fenerbahçe set to pay ?2M for Yobo

24/06/2012 | Comments (9)
Fenerbahçe are close to completing the transfer of 31-year-old Everton defender Joseph Yobo. According to The Sun, Fenerbahçe are set to make a ?2 million offer which The Toffees are likely to accept.

Original Source: The Sun (via Turkish Football)


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Sam Hoare
783   Posted 24/06/2012 at 14:48:42

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MOST protracted and uninteresting transfer saga ever? Surely someone would pay alittle more than £1.5m more for Yobo, he's not much worse than Distin who came to us for £5m at the same age.

On another note Steven Whittaker and Steven Naismith have turned down contract at new Rangers and are now on free transfers. With our limited resources I think we could do worse...

Kieran Fitzgerald
784   Posted 24/06/2012 at 14:52:14

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It's not ideal but it's enough cash in my opinion to get the deal done. Get 2m in and have some money to hand to start getting some deals of our own completed. I know 2m isn't enough on it's own but at least it's a start.

The deal could drag on for ever otherwise and we may end up sendinghim out on loan again.

Kieran Fitzgerald
785   Posted 24/06/2012 at 14:54:49

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I would agree with the idea of getting some free transfers in early Sam. If there were to be any signing on fees involved at least the Yobo money would make the difference in us getting the player in over some other club.
George Blundell
788   Posted 24/06/2012 at 15:15:49

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Cant wait for this to be sorted. To be fair, its £1.5m for a player who has contributed nothing for two seasons now. He's a decent footballer and we should sell him or play him, we are in no situation to be loaning salable assets out when we need money!

Naismith is an interesting one, could be a fit to play off Jelavic or wide right? A free transfer for a player we've bin linked with paying a couple of million for not long ago cant be too bad.

Andy Crooks
794   Posted 24/06/2012 at 16:19:08

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I agree, Sam.Naismith is apparently a little injury prone but I think he would be an asset to our squad. This could be another example of the value of David Weir.
Jeremy Benson
823   Posted 24/06/2012 at 21:57:11

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Its the only offer (that I'm aware of) that we've had in 2 years. Take it.

Don't listen to those who think we should be getting £3m+...

Ian Bennett
827   Posted 24/06/2012 at 22:07:26

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How much were the loan fees? If they were say £1m each it isn't too bad overall. The issue was always the 5 year deal at crazy wages.
Jem Traynor
978   Posted 25/06/2012 at 21:13:33

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I've posted on the other thread that they should be squeezed a bit but really I think this should be what we accept and be done with it.
Michael Summers
983   Posted 25/06/2012 at 22:34:24

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Sam, Distin is a hundred times the player Yobo is. Distin is one of Moyes's best signings he has done and to compare the two is an insult to Distin.

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