The 37-year-old was keen to remain in the Premier League after losing his place in Roberto Martinez's first team at the start of the year.
With his contract with the Blues expiring this month he is now a free agent and looks set for a new opportunity with Bournemouth who have already taken ex-Everton loanee Christian Atsu on a season-long loan and are interested in also bring Luke Garbutt to the south coast.
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1 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:16:49
2 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:29:56
Always one to front up to the fans Â– win, lose or draw. Yeah made the odd mistake but saved us many a time.
Hope he has one last hurrah. Makes you wonder though where Martinez's preferred CB Alcaraz will turn up though?
3 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:40:36
4 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:57:45
5 Posted 22/06/2015 at 20:09:04
7 Posted 22/06/2015 at 20:16:17
At least you had the balls to tell the manager what all the others could only say behind his back.
9 Posted 22/06/2015 at 20:48:46
I cannot wait to see what CB he has lined up for the summer.
10 Posted 22/06/2015 at 21:07:01
11 Posted 22/06/2015 at 21:15:28
12 Posted 22/06/2015 at 21:33:50
14 Posted 23/06/2015 at 00:04:32
15 Posted 23/06/2015 at 01:19:44
I for one will applaud you on your return to the Old Lady.
16 Posted 23/06/2015 at 07:14:20
I wonder... would they take Barry or McGeady too?
17 Posted 23/06/2015 at 08:23:38
18 Posted 23/06/2015 at 10:08:34
19 Posted 23/06/2015 at 10:27:14
20 Posted 23/06/2015 at 11:01:45
Baines hasnÂt been as adventurous since he knows he hasnÂt Dizzy to cover his forays forward.
Was probably still the fastest in the team when he left.
Took the flak for the start of the season when the whole back four were playing gash.
One thingÂs for sure: he would have gotten his head to a couple of those balls that ended up in the net in Kiev.
21 Posted 23/06/2015 at 11:37:06
Apart from Alcaraz, the rest are still on the payroll which is a joke. :0)
We tend to stumble through rather than trot nowadays and Distin was one of the best buys we have made for almost a generation.
Good luck to him and he is still a better centre back than others in this division.
22 Posted 23/06/2015 at 12:18:24
I hope all goes well on the south coast and thanks for all you did for us.
23 Posted 23/06/2015 at 13:21:02
He made a few errors (and in defence, people remember them), but he saved our bacon on many occasions with his heading and his speed.
Good luck Sylvain, I know you will get a proper welcome when you come back to Goodison.
24 Posted 23/06/2015 at 13:54:52
25 Posted 23/06/2015 at 16:44:53
26 Posted 23/06/2015 at 22:25:53
27 Posted 23/06/2015 at 22:43:34
28 Posted 23/06/2015 at 22:47:26
29 Posted 24/06/2015 at 14:01:00
30 Posted 24/06/2015 at 14:11:36
32 Posted 24/06/2015 at 22:35:19
33 Posted 24/06/2015 at 22:40:14
34 Posted 25/06/2015 at 08:31:35
35 Posted 29/06/2015 at 22:41:39
"He looks after himself, he is in unbelievable condition and is a great lad. He will be a great signing for Bournemouth. He has real pace and a presence and will be a top player for Bournemouth."
"He will bring experience and know-how, everything you need in the Premier League. He is a great athlete and very good in the air. He's got everything."
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