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Fer on the radar should Fellaini leave

08/06/2013 | Comments (32)
Everton could revive their interest in Leroy Fer should Marouane Fellaini leave the club this summer, report the Echo.

The Dutch midfielder's much-vaunted move to Goodison fell through in January when Everton raised concerns over the condition of his knee following a medical.

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Paul Johnson
294 Posted 08/06/2013 at 19:45:01
Fer get it the guy has had a great season. We blew it he will go to someone else.
James Martin
295 Posted 08/06/2013 at 19:55:58
This would seemingly contradict the theory that the money that was originally there for the transfer will still be available to Martinez separate from that raised by player sales.
Paul Johnson
296 Posted 08/06/2013 at 19:57:41
I bet his value will have gone up as well...
Richard Dodd
297 Posted 08/06/2013 at 19:56:21
How can we go for Fer? He failed the Everton medical,didn`t he?Or was it the ten bob a week payment plan ?
Phil McKeown
298 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:00:50
I agree James , was just thinking the same thing
Stu Smith
299 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:01:48
Payment plan. After the knee problem we decided to change the way we paid them
Phil Martin
301 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:09:43
If there was any ambition at the club we'd be signing him regardless of Fellaini
Mark Frere
304 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:03:18
I would love us to go back in for Fer because quite honestly I don't think his knee was a major issue, it was more a case of us not being able to sell a certain player of our's to finance the transfer. Fer has played without any problems since January.

If I was in FC Twente's position I would tell us to Piss off! and refuse to deal with us.The way we messed Fer and FC Twente about was truly shocking. Fc Twente had players lined up to bring in from the fer transfer money and were then unable to do so. The Fer which returned back to Holland was a demoralised individual who took a while to get over his failed medical and transfer to Everton, Fer's form took a dip as a result.

Of coarse though, we were up in arms when Fenerbache messed us about for god knows how long with Joseph Yobo. Its annoying when it happens to us isn't it?

Ross Edwards
305 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:25:16
Go for Fer.
But, rumours in many papers saying that the RS are trying to sign Kone ahead of us.
I'd like us to take Zaha on loan as well.
Phil Sammon
308 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:28:00
Kone can sod off. We can do better than a very average striker approaching 30.

Phil Martin, like all Phil's, talks a lot of sense. We were very light in CM last season and that needs to be addressed.

Tom Owen
310 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:35:45
I'd much rather keep Screach AND get Fer, but is that being greedy?
Geoff Freeman
312 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:26:11
So, Bills been onto the Echo just to let them have an update on the transfer
situation. I'm sure our new manager is looking at the players he's already got
and will make his mind up on new players when he has got his feet under
the table.

Lets not start moaning about cash or how much cash is available until he starts
his dealing in the market

I for one have got a good feeling about the coming season

Harold Matthews
314 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:33:35
I wish The Echo would mind their own business. Martinez will have his own targets lined up. Lets face it. Our quarter-final hammering was mainly due to him knowing our weaknesses.
Paul Ferry
321 Posted 08/06/2013 at 20:52:55
Kone, red shite? Sides splitting, tears streaming, maybe he'll paint his 'air red, eh! Dear Jesus don't come back to haunt me with these happy words of mine.

Anyway I have it on excellent authority from a fella who is having an affair with a married woman whose sister works in Richard Dodd's egg factory and is 'IN THE LOOP' as they say, in The Old Lady's corridors, that Screech was that close to being sold last window and that the Fer deal/fee was all set up only for screech's deal to fall through at the last minute leading to the thin and threadbare medical knee bollocks cash-saving explanation.

Watched Fer the other night: oozed class.

The Fer fiasco is needless to say on our long list of Teary Billy's cock-ups.

It would now be nice to sign him up. We will need him. But the fee is inching up as we speak/tap and he has Arsenal player written all over him.


Mcmanaman (there's been some real dippy bollocks written about him on these boards of late)

Maloney (ditto: MOM yesterday by a country mile).

A goalie from anywhere who can step into Howard's boots from day one

A striker who can score from anywhere

Centre-half cover (not so vital, I think)

Four or five of the first five would be a bumper summer.

Martinez, needless to say, will surprise us by bringing in 1 or 2 on his radar that not yet been mentioned anywhere on these ace boards.

Ross Edwards
329 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:16:55
What encouraged me Paul was when Bobby M was asked about raiding Wigan, he said that football is a world market and he isn't just going to look at Wigan players, which is good.

Maybe a little dig at Moyes who is trying to take all our players and employees.

Sam Hoare
336 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:20:58
A striker who can score from anywhere.

Get him taking the goal kicks and we'll be unbeatable!

Paul Ferry
337 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:24:21
Alright Mr. Hoare, alright, fair dos, you got me
Sam Hoare
338 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:25:44
No, I think it's inspired, Paul.

I scored from a goal kick at school once. Small pitch, small keeper, toe-punt.

Matt Traynor
339 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:28:25
Richard #297
Won't bore you with the split of TV money payments, save to say that a big chunk is in August, and a big chunk in January.

Vibrac. Hence no cashola in January. No Fer.

Colin Glassar
340 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:29:41
Who knows if Martinez will want him, after all he was a Moyes target. Maybe Martinez has someone else in mind.
Dan Dorrington
348 Posted 08/06/2013 at 21:43:43
Agree with Colin, not necessarily a target of Martinez but I think It would be a good addition. I have a friend at uni in Holland, very much rates him.
Phil McKeown
371 Posted 08/06/2013 at 22:23:33
Sam hoare 338

Ive had a shit day today and your big toe punt made me chuckle . We also need a striker who can score jammy shin rollers

Jarrod O'Neill
448 Posted 09/06/2013 at 08:42:38
Paul Ferry (#321)

A goalie I thought could push Howard, even replace him, is that Alex McCarthy from Reading. He only played 13 games due to a shoulder injury but I watched him a few times and the game he had against the RedShite was outstanding. Surely we could get him cheap as Reading have gone down?

Pablo Connelly
458 Posted 09/06/2013 at 09:05:36
What I don't understand is why are we now only interested subject to felli being sold? We apparently agreed a deal in January without sales so were has that 9mil gone bill? We have also just cut the cost of a 4mill a year manager and 3 players including the club captain so we is that money bill? The distinct smell of bs is starting to stink the place already.
Howie James
519 Posted 09/06/2013 at 12:18:53
I thought the Fer deal was borrowing against next year's TV money? Not sure.

On Fer, he was only a sub for the U21s in the U21 Championship. Makes you wonder what the talent is like that got in before him. Bit crap of me as I live in Amsterdam so should pay attention to the local league.

Fellaini: Sell him get a top goal scorer and a midfielder.

Peter Bell
542 Posted 09/06/2013 at 13:59:36
This whole scenario just defies logic. We now have two managers on the payroll – don't forget Moyes is paid by Everton until 1 July. He goes to Man Utd and sacks some of the backroom staff and yet he is not yet employed there. He wants to sign Baines, but is still officially the Everton Manager.

Everton have still been tracking Fer knowing Moyes is going, but yet we do not know if the new manager rates him and last week we released a load of kids when we do not know for sure who the fuck is the manager. I have no doubt that in a few years time Mr Martinez will end up signing some of those young lads released this week for large fees, just like we did with Stubbs, Baines, Jags, Speed.

We are the laughing stock of the Prem; time to go Kenwright

Colin Glassar
545 Posted 09/06/2013 at 14:21:33
Spot on Peter Bell. Everton is a very strange club.
Jack Cross
638 Posted 09/06/2013 at 20:17:31
What's changed? nothing. BK tells us one thing and does the opposite. We've known all along that we have to sell to buy, so why talk about this player, that player and the other player? We buy bargain basement and unless BK, finds a big wad of dosh outside his own well that will continue. £10 mil these days is chicken feed. Even so I 'd say £3 mil is more in the asking for Moses. Give our own Youngsters a try that's what I think Velios with a long run in team can do it I'm sure and Barkley etc.
Brin Williams
644 Posted 09/06/2013 at 21:16:46
I see that Fer scored again tonight!
Brin Williams
645 Posted 09/06/2013 at 21:16:46
I see that Fer scored again tonight!
Wayne Smyth
647 Posted 09/06/2013 at 21:21:11
Peter I'm not sure where you get the idea that Moyes is still on our payroll or is still officially our manager.

Even if his everton contract officially finished on the 30th June, I'm sure Man U will have paid him off for a couple of weeks and gave him a contract which started whenever Moyes signed for them.

I'm sure the same is true for Martinez and Wigan

Jay Harris
871 Posted 10/06/2013 at 22:25:37
Confirms what I heard in January that Felli was lined up for a move which couldn't go ahead in time hence the Fer deal fell through..

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