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Two clubs courting McAleny

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Wigan Athletic and Brentford are reportedly vying for Everton U21 striker Conor McAleny who has yet to sign a new contract with the Blues.

The 21 year-old has an offer on the table from Everton to re-sign with the club after his existing contract expires at the end of this month but hasn't put pen to paper yet.

He spent most of last season recovering from a broken leg suffered while he was on loan at Brentford but marked his return to fitness by being named in the first-team squad by Roberto Martinez at the end of the Premier League campaign.

Football League World claim that the London side are keen on bringing McAleny back, however, on a permanent basis along with Uwe Rosler at Wigan Athletic, the man who first brought the player to Brentford on loan when he was manager at Griffin Park.

Original Source: Football League World  

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Colin Glassar
818 Posted 25/06/2014 at 00:28:21
I thought he was supposed to be a cert to get more games next season with us. What happened?
Simon Smith
822 Posted 25/06/2014 at 00:48:54
If the lad has any sense, he will stay put and work with one if not the best up and coming managers there is going.

He only need look at the number of former players that have left us to further their careers only to fall by the wayside.

Conor, you know it makes sense, lad — stay where you are and develop your skills to become a great player.

Si Cooper
833 Posted 25/06/2014 at 02:02:18
I've seen nothing to indicate that RM has any great faith in this lad's ability.

If he is not getting the right signals from Everton then he should look to what is best for himself and if he decides that is somewhere other than Finch Farm / Goodison then good luck to him.

Guy Hastings
842 Posted 25/06/2014 at 06:55:09
Prepare to put a £10m bid in for him in about three years time
Mark Dunford
857 Posted 25/06/2014 at 08:32:16
There aren't many young players who have left Everton recently from a similar position. The only one who springs to mind is Jose Baxter who missed significant periods for different reasons. He struggled to find a club but has done well since he settled and looks set for a nomadic career in the second tier.

McAleny is a different proposition and is almost certain to get some playing time next year, albeit from a start in the Carling Cup or in Europe. He may be best advised to hang around till the next transfer window to see what happens. It is hard to call as Wigan under Rosler must be attractive offer.

Shane Corcoran
873 Posted 25/06/2014 at 10:00:34
Maybe McAleny will see that his best chance of playing first team football is elsewhere.
If he signs a contract then clubs from the Championship might be priced out of it.
I wouldn't be surprised if he left at all.
Larry Signy
131 Posted 26/06/2014 at 11:33:39
Mark and Colin – just remember the names of Adam Forshaw and Jake Bidwell. Both ex-Toffees, and both regulars in Brentford's promotion team – Adam ending up League One's Player of the Year, while Jake won a Young Play of the Month award.

Thanks for them – Conor and us would suit each other down to the ground.

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