Henen has been on an extended trial with Everton for the past five weeks and the suggestion from a Belgian media source yesterday was that the 18-year-old's move would likely go ahead within the few days.
"[David] is a young man who we feel has really good potential and who could fit really well in our structure," Martinez told reporters this morning.
"At the moment there's nothing done but it's something we may consider over the next two to three weeks.
"He's someone whose potential we recognise but he wouldn't be a player going into the first-team. He would go into the development squad to make sure he had a real future with the Club."
Henen himself appeared to be getting restless at the lack of progress over the proposed deal earlier this month but seems to have been given enough assurances by the club to remain on Merseyside to keep training at Finch Farm.
Quotes sourced from EvertonFC.com
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1 Posted 21/08/2014 at 12:13:50
There's lots of caveats to this story but the main thing that sticks out there, is that in that time frame we'll be past the Transfer deadline... So the question is; can we still purchase him then?? I know he's been training with us but does that make any difference?
2 Posted 21/08/2014 at 12:32:34
I'm sure the principles of this deal are agreed and Bobby is just keeping the ١M in his pocket right up until the last minute in case it comes in useful for something else.
I wonder who Bobby would accept an offer on if one came in at the last minute...
We don't have a Heitinga or Jelavic or any other obviously saleable assets that look surplus to requirements.
3 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:12:18
The lad seems dead keen to come here that's the main thing.
I'm convinced its still down to negotiations with Anderlecht - which are progressing but, Bobby feels will most likely go down the the wire to reach an agreement.
I reckon he has enough cash to bring in one first team striker on loan as well - Eto, Traore etc. Hope I'm wrong though and we see a winger added as well.
4 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:09:42
Wow this one really is taking time! Does the transfer window affect this if he is a youth team player?
Where is Glassardamus when you need him? Colin, do you have any information about why this one is taking so long to iron out? Is it really that Anderlecht decided to up the price and Billy Blue Bollocks Baulked?
5 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:16:42
The fact that this transfer is being allowed to drag on so long suggests that Roberto isn't quite sure on the lad.
Henen has been training with Everton so Roberto has clearly gotten a good look at him and the delay suggests to me that Roberto is still weighing things up.
Henen is tipped as one of the brightest young talents in the game and if he'd have shown that at training I'm sure Roberto would have pushed through the deal as quick as he could.
You wouldn't delay and ponder over a ١ million deal for one of the hottest prospects in football. You would get it done as soon as you could to stop other clubs from poaching the deal.
Maybe the training has shown Roberto that Henen is good but maybe not all that better than what he has already (Long, Hope & McAleney)?
6 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:27:27
Really is an odd situation given he's been training with us for almost a month!
Bit depressing that an 18 year old destined for our academy is the main news in Evertonland. Can we just focus on the Arseanal game. Getting bored of this huge amount of nothing happening on the transfer front. We won't sign anyone else until much nearer the transfer deadline.
7 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:30:43
Maybe a buyback later contract, their obviously nowhere near in agreement.
8 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:30:40
(1) He’s not all he’s cracked up to be.
(2) Billy is stuck down the sofa.
(3) His club are trying to shaft us.
(4) Roberto has the money but is waiting to see if it’s needed for another loanee.
(5) Billy is waiting for the money from sponsors.
Whichever on of the above it is it will be sorted one way or the other. I just feel for the lad as he obviously wants to come here. Whoever is stalling this needs to shit or get off the pot. I would like it to happen but the real needs we have at the moment are a striker, a centre half, and a back up keeper. Lukaku needs proper competition, Distin and Jags are struggling and won’t improve and Robles should take up a different profession.
9 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:38:37
Bobby is a talented individual but he is not responsible for everything that happens at the club good or bad. Cult of personality is a very strange phenomenon as it appears that everything about Everton FC is the responsibility of just a single guy. If the sausage rolls aren't to the required standard on Saturday I will be e-mailing the club to find out what Bobby Brown Shoes is going to do about it.
10 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:45:02
Your comment makes sense but we all know if Bill can get a penny off and delay the transfer until deadline day then he'll do that, regardless of how talented the player might be.
I think.... just of the reports out there that we had a deal lined up and Anderlecht moved the goalposts on the initial plus add ons, I think we are now in negotiations with them to try and meet somewhere in the middle.
I could be wrong though and maybe Martinez is unsure, however, he's still training with us - Martinez is always talking about his potential to be a top player, so I doubt its that, as well as the fact that he's been there long enough for Martinez to have a good look at him and decide.
I would have thought he'd have sent him back by now if he was in anyway uncertain - but you never know.
11 Posted 21/08/2014 at 15:03:37
12 Posted 21/08/2014 at 15:35:51
13 Posted 21/08/2014 at 15:40:56
Bit naughty if they kept him hanging on and then used the money elsewhere, so I presume that he will be signing.
I expect another couple of loans by the end of the window as well, but alls we can do is wait!
14 Posted 21/08/2014 at 16:08:11
15 Posted 21/08/2014 at 16:28:05
16 Posted 21/08/2014 at 17:02:43
My guess is Roberto has had his coaches watch the kid closely and they have reported back that he's good. Now they are probably debating if its worth paying ١ million for a kid who may or may not be a better prospect then Chris Long, Tyrone Duffus or George Green.
17 Posted 21/08/2014 at 17:45:08
18 Posted 21/08/2014 at 18:16:01
19 Posted 21/08/2014 at 18:55:50
20 Posted 21/08/2014 at 19:08:52
21 Posted 21/08/2014 at 21:03:45
22 Posted 21/08/2014 at 22:13:39
23 Posted 21/08/2014 at 23:50:45
24 Posted 21/08/2014 at 23:55:18
25 Posted 22/08/2014 at 00:34:48
You have got me worried there my old mate 'fit youth'?
This transfer has taken nearly as long as us to see Kone play a full game, or indeed, get fit.
26 Posted 22/08/2014 at 01:54:41
Besic and Lukaku for 㿌 million stand out as the best transfer dealing of any club in the league, in my opinion.
27 Posted 22/08/2014 at 01:58:57
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29 Posted 22/08/2014 at 04:04:22
Don't you mean the "pie in the Sky" money?
This one's turning into a Charlton Heston epic. Maybe Blue Bill plans on turning it into one of his productions.
Besic, Lukaku and now this. I guess it gives us something to talk about.
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34 Posted 23/08/2014 at 08:27:43
35 Posted 25/08/2014 at 13:30:04
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