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Redmond only has eyes for Blues

28/06/2013 | Comments (24)
If you believe The Mirror, Nathan Redmond has told Birmingham City he wants to go to Everton. Both Norwich and Swansea have agreed a £2m fee with Birmingham for the talented England Under-21 international. But Redmond, 19, is said to be holding out for a switch to join Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.

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Derek Knox
203 Posted 28/06/2013 at 06:42:18
At long last, a bit of good news(assuming it,s genuine) that we have a bright young player who actually wants to join us! I must admit,I do like the lad and have seen him playing for the Under 21's recently and he was one of the few who actually stood out amidst a poor showing from the team in general! I must also admit that this Aidan McGeady link keeps re-appearing which I honestly hope is wide of the mark! They always say, there is no smoke without fire! Fire extinguishers at the ready!
Paul Andrews
204 Posted 28/06/2013 at 06:52:33
It's not Phil is it?
Bill will give him a 4 year contract if it is.
James Stewart
284 Posted 28/06/2013 at 11:56:03
Seems like this one is progressing & getting close according to the bbc transfer feed
Ben Jones
291 Posted 28/06/2013 at 12:01:15
Good one for the future this, and will start off as a squad player. Will hopefully make an impact in the season.

I know we're skint, but if it's the reported 2 million, esp for a young ENGLISH player, with pace and skill, it's a bargain.

Ben Jones
300 Posted 28/06/2013 at 12:28:25
The same guy James referred to has also said that Norwich have agreed a 8 million fee for Leroy Fer.

Did not see that one coming!

Ross Edwards
311 Posted 28/06/2013 at 12:56:17
Good, let's get the great transfer ball rolling.
Mark Frere
317 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:19:09
Alcaraz , Honda, and Redmond all for a grand total of 2 million would be a great start to our transfer dealings
Matt Traynor
319 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:25:00
Mark( #317):

Honda is under contract till December, so some sort of fee would be payable if we are to bring him in quickly. €5.9M has been mentioned.

Drew O'Neall
321 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:25:47
Birmingham mate of mine has said £2m is absolutely ludicrous for this lad, so good bit of business if we can make this happen.
Mark Frere
323 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:36:39
Wasn't aware of that Matt. Have you seen what it says on Honda's Wikipedia: Honda, also known as "Ikrah Hafna", on June 28th 2013 he signed with English club, Everton FC.
Matt Traynor
326 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:39:46
Mark, most of Wikipedia is editable by anyone. I recall when we first signed Phil Neville some wag edited the page such that he'd been killed in a car crash. I seem to remember a few on here changing some pages after some dutch courage.
Stephen Karnes
342 Posted 28/06/2013 at 14:23:03
Wikipedia says he already plays for us, so it must be true.
Stephen Rogers
367 Posted 28/06/2013 at 15:15:17
Honda would be a huge signing for Everton. He's a terrific player. Of everyone that we have been linked with lately I really hope he is the one we get.
Drew Shortis
371 Posted 28/06/2013 at 15:30:33
Wikipedia can be temporarily edited, but if there is no source to back up the information the administrators will quickly remove the changes. It is a pain and I hope they find a way to check submissions before they are put on the site as this kind of thing discredits an otherwise excellent website.
Jack Collins
376 Posted 28/06/2013 at 15:44:49
I seriously hope this is true. I've wanted this lad for a while... great potential and an ideal candidate to either replace Pienaar in the long run, challenge him for playing time. A young, tricky and pacey player that would thrive with our club.
James Stewart
385 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:24:12
Honda would be one of the signings of the summer really hope that one is true. Surely there are bigger fish in for him though?! He's a class act.
Ben Jones
389 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:29:22
Sky Transfer Clockwatch says reports in Italy say we have bidded for Honda. Please be true!!!!
Mark Tanton
395 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:34:47
Honda would be a very exciting development. If we do bring him in, and others, neurotic Evertonians (I include myself) will fret that the money is Baines/Fellaini money.
Harold Matthews
485 Posted 28/06/2013 at 20:11:49
The under 21's were rubbish.
Dick Fearon
508 Posted 28/06/2013 at 21:54:13
In the recent WCQ Australia vs Japan, Honda was a stand out and a contender for the MOM award.
He covered every inch of ground, popped up all over the pitch, matched the Australians for hardness and used the ball with intelligence. A powerful long range shooter.
I have no qualms whatsoever in saying at 6 mil he is an absolute bargain.
My one niggling doubt is it seems odd that a player with his proven ability is priced so low.
Peter Roberts
516 Posted 28/06/2013 at 22:44:12
Dick, Honda is a free agent when the Russian season ends in November so could walk for owt then. That's why he's being touted that cheap.
Colin Glassar
521 Posted 28/06/2013 at 22:49:07
Agree with Peter, the russkies will take what they can get for Honda. We need to be quick or someone else will jump in first. Where's 'arry redknapp these days?
Raymond Fox
534 Posted 29/06/2013 at 00:25:20
where he belongs Colin.
I could be a successful manager if I spent fortunes every where I managed!
Good players allow you to be perceived as a good manager.
Brian Wilkinson
153 Posted 01/07/2013 at 09:07:28
Honda looks a decent player, We will be linked with a few players, interesting to see Newcastle have said they won't go over £6 million for Darren Bent, long overdue we nick a player from under Newcastle's noses for a change. Darren Bent and an inform rejuvenated Jelavic in attack, Heintinga offloaded and money spent on Lescott to tighten the defence.

Keeping hold of Baines and Fellaini and I reckon the following 11 could do some damage.

Howard, Coleman, Baines, Lescott, Jagielka, Pienaar, Fellaini, Honda, Mirallas, D Bent, Jelavic, hard to leave Distin out but just felt Lescott for the longer term.

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