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McGeady not high on Martinez's list

26/06/2013 | Comments (10)
Roberto Martinez's interest in Aiden McGeady has "cooled" since his interest in the winger in January according to the Echo.

The 27 year-old Irishman has been strongly linked with a £4m move to Everton over the past fortnight – albeit to a mostly negative reception from Evertonian elements of the Twitterati – but it appears as though Martinez, who apparently tried to sign him for Wigan for £7m in the last transfer window – has other targets in mind... possibly Keisuke Honda who is also wanted by AC Milan.

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Jon Withey
742 Posted 27/06/2013 at 09:31:37
Thinking we'll end up with Kone and Alcaraz now. Fine, but not massively visionary (if true).
Jake Lucas
744 Posted 27/06/2013 at 09:28:59
Agreeing with the 'Twitterati' here, not keen to see a declining and ineffective McGeady join, but would be interesting in keeping an eye on the Honda rumours to see if they amount to anything, think he would suit us very well, going through the gears (see what I did there...), just behind the striker - although I'm not sure what wage he's on, might be a stumbling block?

Will be the start of what I expect from our transfer this summer, sorting out our spine - young keeper to put pressure on Howard, a few cb's to a) replace the departing Johnny, and b) take Distin's place next year. CM to either form a partnership with Gibbo if Fella leaves, or someone more advanced, and finally a top class striker that Moyes can't touch with his confidence sapping hands, that can hopefully chip in with 15-20 a season, will make the difference.

Karan Oza
800 Posted 27/06/2013 at 12:27:46
I am glad this isn't going through and I agree with Jake about what we need. Honestly, I think at this point we'd benefit more from selling Fella (because all this constant media attention for him is getting a little bit distracting), and getting some good young talent in. Honda would be a great fit into our club. He passes the ball well and has a decent shot. He's also not bad at FKs.
Paul Andrews
831 Posted 27/06/2013 at 13:48:41
Honda would be a great signing for us.Top class player and imagine the exposure in The Far East.Commercial possibilities would be massive.
Having said that our administration would ask his fans out there to buy shirts with his name on from Liverpool One.
Bill may lay on free coaches though.
Steavey Buckley
938 Posted 27/06/2013 at 17:21:51
It has been reported that Bony from Holland is own his way to Cardiff for 10 million. That would be a great shame, especially as the ghost of Stuart Barlow is hanging around Jelavic. Who may have difficulty finding the same barn door that Stuart Barlow kept missing.
John Pickles
166 Posted 27/06/2013 at 23:06:47
Bony is tipped by my Vitesse Colleague as the new Drogba, I was really hoping we would be in for him. If he partners Michu new year I don't fancy our chances of competing against Swansea with Vic and the 2012-13 version of Jelavic.
Paul Ellam
202 Posted 28/06/2013 at 06:39:34
If this is true and Bony has gone to Swansea for "only" £10m, my question is:- Why are we not signing such a player (we badly need a goal scorer) and why are other clubs signing players left, right and centre while we stand by and watch?
Bill Griffiths
337 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:58:43
According to todays Daily Mail Martinez is on the verge of signing him. Though Martinez would not have been my choice, I realise he will need time and the chance to make a go of things. However I'm not impressed by all the names we are being linked with.

Of all the names mentioned, there's only Honda who I think is worth signing and Fer maybe if we are still interested. Kone is average at best and too old, Alcaraz the same, while McGready is nothing special and too greedy and not an Everton-type player. Redmond may be a good investment for the future.

One good thing is he seems to be indicating he will give youngsters a chance and perhaps he may be able to rejuvenate/revitalise Jelly.

Harold Matthews
497 Posted 28/06/2013 at 20:59:51
We are carrying far too much deadwood. In the first team, on the bench, in the reserves and in the academy.

They will never carry us to glory. Get rid now.

Grab the broom Roberto. Sweep the place clean and start anew.

Ciarán McGlone
927 Posted 30/06/2013 at 10:41:28
Interesting comment of journalism..

The story about 'McGeady' appears to be emerging from an interest Martinez apparently had in January – WHEN HE WAS AT A DIFFERENT TEAM....

Do these hacks not realise he has moved clubs?

We're hardly gonna waste money we don't have, on a position which is nowhere near a priority..

Sports journalism really is at an all-time low..

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