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Leroy Fer says: ''Blues are still interested''

17/06/2013 | Comments (57)
Leroy Fer says the Blues are still interested in signing him.

Fer has been told that Everton will still attempt to revive the deal this summer.

“I haven't heard about anything but I think my manager did,” said Fer.

“I think Everton are still interested in me.

“I would like to go to the Premier League this summer, it's a very nice competition."

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Andrew Ellams
345 Posted 17/06/2013 at 14:53:27
Hope so, this guy looked way ahead of anybody in the England side at the U21 Euros and physically he is a beast.
Andy Mack
355 Posted 17/06/2013 at 15:19:27
Really should have signed this fella, although since our last attempt we've probably alerted every other team in the premier. Someone will come in and wrap up the deal - I can't imagine Twente will even bother picking up the phone when Bill Kenwright pops up on the caller ID wether we are interested or not.
Andy Mack
356 Posted 17/06/2013 at 15:27:35
..wonder if J.H. wants a move back to Holland.
Paul Andrews
362 Posted 17/06/2013 at 15:46:23
Has he grew a new knee?
Steve Brown
363 Posted 17/06/2013 at 15:51:06
He seems to be playing perfectly well on the old one Paul.
James Morgan
367 Posted 17/06/2013 at 16:12:38
Sky saying an unnamed Premier League club has had a 8m bid rejected by Udinese for Vydra.
I read up on him on Wiki (I know) and it says its us.
Anyone know how good he is? Didn't see him at Watford.
Paul Melarange
369 Posted 17/06/2013 at 16:16:32
Now Leroy Fer has proved his fitness to us and his knee has not fell off or whatever the problem was that stopped us signing him last transfer window I really hope we got back in for him as he looks a class act. We can spend the cash we did not spend on him plus anything we have spare from bumper tv cash or is that too easy for us? Wont hold my breath but hope I am pleasantly surprised as a former chairman once said!
Andrew Ellams
370 Posted 17/06/2013 at 16:18:27
James, he looked red hot in the first half of the season and scoring for fun but faded towards the end and finished the season with something like 1 goal in 3 months.

He is still fairly young and new to English football so that could change with some games under his belt but £8million would be a huge risk for a player with no top level experience.

Mick Doherty
379 Posted 17/06/2013 at 17:35:46
According to the BBC's latest gossip, We want former Arsenal reject Jérémie Aliadière, he's now 30 and his career stats are 29 goals in 162 appearances since 2001 according to wikipedia, although he scored 15 in 29 last season in the french 2nd division.... hmmm
Al Philby
383 Posted 17/06/2013 at 18:01:41
We were linked with both Vydra and Fer in January. I for one doubt that Bobby is chasing the same players as Moyes.
Ross Edwards
391 Posted 17/06/2013 at 18:46:15
Over to you Bill...

I hope we're not linked with Aliadiere, he's 30, he was crap with Boro, I want a younger and more proven name.

Richard Dodd
394 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:04:11
I suspect that it will be another two months before we see any meaningful arrivals.It`s usually been like that and the appointment of a new manager will do nothing to improve the availability of transfer funds.
I imagine we shall hear of a couple of Latics`players coming in on free transfers but deadline day will be just as tense for us as it ever was.
Karl Masters
400 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:15:35
Iread Southampton are interested in Ever Banega, who we nearly signed once from Valencia for about £12m.

Still only 24 and the Argentine is available for £7m apparently.....

Mark Frere
401 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:14:05
I know this name has been mentioned before, but he would be my first choice striker to sign if we can get him for the right price: John Guidetti. This guy is just a goal machine and described by Ronald Koeman as having the potential to becoming every bit as good as Ibrahimovic. He's only 21 years old and yes Ross Edwards, he's Scandinavian.

Everyone, look this guy up, I'm sure you will all be impressed.

Mick Doherty
403 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:24:37
Certainly looks very interesting, Mark, but what's his availability/price looking like? He might see himself destined for PSG or the likes with all the Ibra hype, you know what I mean.
Ross Edwards
406 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:35:51
Nothing wrong with Scandinavians Mark. I agree with you totally. Guidetti is a good player and he should be considered, obviously if the rich Arabs and Russians come in then we are screwed aren't we?
Ross Edwards
407 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:37:37
Ever Benega £7million eh? Bargain considering his age really. I still think we should sign Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, his contract has expired and he is leaving.
Al Philby
408 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:35:36
Mark, check out the video John Guidetti | A Rising Star on youtube. He behaves like a real prima donna - white man's Balotelli perhaps? Bobby said he wanted the "right characters." And I couldn't discern anything extraordinary about the footballing abilties of the lad; certainly nowhere as dazzling as Zlatan.
Mark Frere
410 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:37:02
Not quite sure on his availability price Mick, if we can get him for under £10 million, I think he is well worth considering. Don't think PSG will be that interested because PSG will be looking for higher profile players, they are now rivals to any other mega rich club, the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Ross Edwards
413 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:44:18
Don't all footballers behave like that anyway Al?
Al Philby
414 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:41:27
"Koeman not happy with Guidetti's attitude at Feyenoord

The former Barcelona stalwart has hit out at his young striker, complaining about his selfishness on the pitch and telling the Swede he needs to work harder."

Ross Edwards
417 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:46:20
£10million? I can see him being a flop myself. I don't want to spend that figure on someone unproven at Premier League level yet. He could be an Ibra, could be a Brolin equally.
Al Philby
419 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:46:42
Ross, I disagree. Our players our not like that. The only one who comes close is Fellaini.
Ross Edwards
420 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:52:03
Most of them, especially the English players, like Kyle Walker especially, as well at the u-21 players. They didn't even try a leg in the U-21 because they know that by the time they are 25 they've got it all and drive around in flashy Ferraris and Rolex's etc.
Mark Frere
421 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:52:51
Look, we can't splash over £20 million on a top proven striker like RVP, we are going to have to buy potential like Aston Villa did with Benteke and Swansea did with Michu.

Al Phiby, I don't mind strikers been selfish and a bit arrogant – you will find most of the top strikers will have a bit of that trait to their character. Ibrahimovic is a prime example. I only wish Jelavic had a bit more of that selfish arrogant streak in him.

Mick Doherty
422 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:58:28
Well in fairness it's not like any of our lads are banging in serious amounts of goals which lends itself to acting the clown, I mean our lot are more likely to respond with a 'phew' of relief if they score :)
Ross Edwards
423 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:01:39
Can you see Bill giving Martinez money to buy players he can't even pronounce?
Al Philby
424 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:56:42
If they have that attitude with Bobby around, they won't last long. I was watching the tunnelcam video from the FA Cup final. You should have seen that look on Bobby's face; this was a completely different character from the smiling and friendly bloke you encounter in the interviews. Bobby will take no nonsense from anyone.
Ross Edwards
428 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:05:44
Guidetti will be like the Scandinavian Danny Sturridge. Scores goals, but very selfish and arrogant.

Lets imagine that it's a counter attack in injury time in the Cup Final, Mirallas is in clear space on the left and Guidetti goes alone, shoots and misses and we go on to lose on pens.

That is my bugbear with these players who go for glory themselves. You see Sturridge running into impossible space and getting himself into shooting opportunities that Uri Geller would struggle to bend in the top corner, and I worry that with Guidetti it will be me me me rather than a team effort.

He may be a talented player, but there is no I in Team.

Al Philby
429 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:17:19
Mark, Guidetti doesn't look a bit arrogant; he looks like a snotty brat. There is a difference between fortitude and pigheaded foolhardiness coupled with frivolity. I know one shouldn't jugde a book by its cover, but on the basis of what I have seen of him, I must say that this is just the kind of guy I would love to punch in the face.
Mark Frere
432 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:28:52
Ross and Al, are you suddenly experts on the character of Guidetti now? He's only 21 and he hasn't exactly got a reputation like Joey Barton and the sewer rat from the shite across the park. Okay lads, lets buy us self a top quality proven striker from one of the top leagues, these kind of players are cheap enough aren't they? Lets not forget what kind of wages they will be demanding either. Out of our reach!
Ross Edwards
434 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:39:06
Mark, Guidetti is a vain, selfish player, who nearly ruined Feyenoord's changes of Europe by getting sent off for no reason, taking his shirt off to celebrate knowing full well that he would be sent off.

That isn't him being happy to score, that is him being idiotic, vain and stupid, it shows a vain, me me me attitude to the game, not caring a jot about the effect it would have on the team.

He may have scored a few goals for Feyenoord, but considering that Mancini dropped Tevez for a year, and dropped Balotelli for a period as part of his idiotic rotation system, he couldn't even get on the bench.

If he was that good, he could have been an option for City when Tevez was in Argentina playing golf all year and when Balotelli was behaving like a 6 year old that hasn't got his Haribo.

Al Philby
438 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:41:02
"I know one shouldn't jugde a book by its cover..."

In other words, I never suggested that I am an expert on Guidetti's character; nor did Ross for that matter. All I am saying is that there streaks to this guy's character that make me somewhat suspicious. And this might also not be the kind of character Bobby would want to add to his squad. Like Bobby said, "the world market of footballers is big." There is no need for us to sign "a proven striker" costing silly money. There is plenty of untapped talent in countries like Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Mark Frere
444 Posted 17/06/2013 at 20:57:13
Ross, Tim Cahill got sent off for the same offence early on in his Everton career, does that mean he was selfish an all me me?

Do you honestly think Guidetti is going to be considered when Man City have strikers like Sergio Aguero and Eden Dzeko to pick from? espeicially when Guidetti was only a teenager at the time.

Ross its quite ironic you describing Guidetti as a me, me, all about him character, because you come across as the narcissistic type, but I really don't know you do i?

Ross Edwards
446 Posted 17/06/2013 at 21:09:56
No Mark, quite the opposite in fact.
Al Philby
448 Posted 17/06/2013 at 21:11:13
"It's not going to be the case of bringing anyone at any time - it's important we identify the type of help we need in the dressing room and in the team and make sure they are a type of footballer who will fit in with the train of thought at Everton." (Bobby)

Ross Edwards
449 Posted 17/06/2013 at 21:15:55
In fact Mark, if you met me in the flesh, you would have an entirely different view of me from what you seemingly think.
Al Philby
450 Posted 17/06/2013 at 21:24:41
Ross, I think Mark was pulling your leg.
Mark Frere
451 Posted 17/06/2013 at 21:24:47
Sorry Ross, that was a bit of an inappropriate remark. I don't dislike you at all, in fact TW would be a duller place without your presence. Sorry mate
Mark Knight
452 Posted 17/06/2013 at 21:26:53
There is no I in team and One should not judge a book by its cover...

Run Mark, fast and far, the big guns are out for you... I'll be right behind you!

Spragg Johnson
482 Posted 17/06/2013 at 23:50:52
I'd say he'll only come if Fellaini goes ... primarily due to funds but also because it might be difficult to accommodate these two AND Mirallas in the same team at the same time. However, with injury issues (especially Mirallas' hamstring) it would be great to have them all ... but money dictates all I guess. Over to Bill ... so not looking good! Our transfer record is pretty abysmal ... so he'll probably end up at QPR, West Ham or Spurs!
Paul Andrews
511 Posted 18/06/2013 at 07:50:04
Steve Brown 363,

That's me being a little sarcastic there.

Remember we were told his knee would stop us signing him.

We will get something along the lines of....."We have had another specialist look at his knee. It all seems fine"

Duncan McDine
513 Posted 18/06/2013 at 07:56:28
My in-laws are all Swedish and I can assure you they were all raving about this lad a couple of years back... but it's all gone quiet now. I don't think he has really broken into the Swedish national team (yeah I know they have a half decent centre forward!!).

I had a feeling there was some link with Man City... I must be going mad but I thought he was under contract with City but being loaned out to Holland for a couple of years to get games.... I must be wrong (wouldn't be the first time!)

Again though, everyone in Sweden talks of his selfishness and ego.... didn't do Zlatan any harm though, did it?

Paul Ellam
600 Posted 18/06/2013 at 16:46:09
For the 400th time (I know some of you will be counting!) I think we should buy Jelle Vossen from Genk. Scores for fun, has scored at all levels, ie, Champions League and International as well as league and cup.

Young, Belgian (so will settle okay you would think) and tall (in case we need to lump it up to him!) and relatively cheap, I would guess, compared to somebody from the Premier League.
Well, either him or Rooney!

Paul Ellam
601 Posted 18/06/2013 at 16:53:52
ps: We really should get a move on and sign Fer, before somebody else does! He is a great player but maybe not a Martinez player – that is my worry.
Al Philby
609 Posted 18/06/2013 at 16:54:08
Paul Ellam: I am sure that Bobby has a list of at least 50 forwards he will be considering very seriously as soon as he realises that Jelavic is slower than a snail and that Vic is more inclined to sitting on his arse than chasing the ball.
Robert Collins
667 Posted 18/06/2013 at 19:52:42
Knees and no one else is interested in him, I'm suspicious.

RM said he likes to look at players many times before he buys, I hope he does this with fer, before we splash the cash.

Ross Edwards
669 Posted 18/06/2013 at 19:56:36
Vydra did well in the Championship with Watford James. If it is indeed us that made the bid I'd be quite happy, he certainly knows where the net is, unlike Jelavic who thinks it's by the corner flag...
Robert Collins
673 Posted 18/06/2013 at 19:58:54
There's a school of theory that says DM ruined every striker he bought, If so it would be worth giving Jelly and his Jelly legs a second chance.

He didn't cost a fortune by today's standards and might just come good again under what I perceive to be Roberto's more relaxed style.

James Stewart
695 Posted 18/06/2013 at 21:42:40
Fer would be a good signing. Can't see it happening though I think we missed the boat on that one.

Banega at £7m is a snip can't believe that is true and if so why would he go to Southampton!?

Honda would be an excellent free transfer.

Matt Traynor
696 Posted 18/06/2013 at 21:51:34
James #695, Southampton have made a couple of good signings already, and if their new players gel, plus they get Banaga, they will be a much better proposition this season.

Yes, they've had financial problems in the past, been in administration, borrowed from Vibrac Corporation (wonder if those last two points are related?) but they're under a different ownership now, and are on course to spend £30m plus this season on recruitment - without selling anyone. Something we can't even dream of.

They've produced some good young players in recent years, and sold them for decent money (Bale, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain to name 3). If Luke Shaw is sold, I imagine he'll have higher profile suitors than us, even if we do have a vacancy at left back.

Colin Glassar
697 Posted 18/06/2013 at 22:08:13
Fer sounds a bit too desperate for my liking. He won't come unless we sell Fellaini as BK's got no money until sky cough up. I don't see any transfer action happening until August, unless it's a freebie. We are fucked as usual.
Mark Frere
700 Posted 18/06/2013 at 22:11:52
Don't be such a pessimist Colin. New manager, new Sky deal, and Martininez has been promised a little money to spend, even if Fella and Baines aren't sold, Martinez has proved in the past , him and his scouts have got an eye for a bargain. Happy times ahead, I hope
Phil Sammon
701 Posted 18/06/2013 at 22:11:32
So now we're not happy signing players who are desperate to play for us.

Brilliant.

I'm the first to criticise the clubs transfer policy, but they really can't win at times.

Also, is it wise for Martinez to go out spending what little money we have before he's even taken one training session?

Bollocks to it, lets just spunk £15 million on Chris Samba to keep some fans happy.

Al Philby
704 Posted 18/06/2013 at 22:39:40
Wasn't Fer involved with gangsters? Maybe they are out to get him? That would explain why he is so desperate to leave.

Google: "leroy fer+anthony fernandes"

"I have it from a very good source that Leroy Fer is on the brink of a very serious court case from a incident that occurred when he was at Feyenoord.

It seems that Fer had been involved in some serious issues during his Feyenoord days. I don't know what the allegations are but he was a very good friend of a drug dealer who was gunned down here last year.

3 former Feyenoord players (Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV), Leroy Fer (FC Twente) and Jerson Carbral (FC Twente)) were big mates with a guy called Anthony Fernandes a career criminal who was assassinated in Rotterdam last year.

Maybe Fer was too close to this guy?"

Mark Frere
706 Posted 18/06/2013 at 22:52:57
Al Philby
Maybe Elvis is still alive and maybe men never landed on the moon
Jim Knightley
708 Posted 18/06/2013 at 23:06:24
Fer didn't play much at the under 21s...but when he came on as a sub on the three occasions I saw him, his goal threat was fantastic. Scored two, and missed a few other great opportunities. He looks like he has a great motor, and could operate as a box to box guy next to a more solid defensive midfielder (Which I think we need to buy).

And with respect to Guidetti... I don't think we are going to take a risk on him for anywhere near the £10mil mark. Michu wasnt a risk...everyone but Swansea was asleep. He scored 15 goals from midfield in one of the big leagues before arriving in England...and Guidetti hasn't proved himself in that respect. Personally, if he was available (this is of course all supposition), I think a loan deal with a buy clause at the end makes sense (unless we could get for cheap).

I'd also look at United's striking position. With Kagawa presumably fit, I expect at least 2, and possibly 3 of their 4 strikers will be on the bench (If Rooney goes, I'd imagine he will be replaced with a high profile alternative). I don't think it likely, but I'd look at Hernandez, as I think he is, at the very least, a 15 league goal a season striker. We also have a good relationship with United, which will presumably be strengthened with Moyes at the helm. I also expect Ba may finish the summer unwanted... I'm sure Chelsea will add a striker (possibly Gomez), and with Lakuku coming back, I think Ba may be a possibility.

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