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Distin set to join Atsu at Bournemouth

by | 22/06/2015  Comments (31)  jump
Recently-released defender Sylvain Distin has reached an agreement in principle with the Premier League newcomers as he looks to take his next step after leaving Everton.

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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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:16:49
Good luck Dusty.
Alan Humphreys
2 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:29:56
Wherever he ends up I for one wish him luck. He deserved better at the end of his time at Everton; I doubt very much we'd have let 5 in if he'd been playing rather than Alcaraz.

Always one to front up to the fans – 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?

Harold Matthews
3 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:40:36
A good signing.
Dean Adams
4 Posted 22/06/2015 at 19:57:45
Good luck in your new venture, Sylvain.
John Hughes
5 Posted 22/06/2015 at 20:09:04
All the Best to you Sylvian mon ami. Thank you for contribution to the cause whilst you with us Blues.
Phil Walling
7 Posted 22/06/2015 at 20:16:17
Big Â’thank youÂ’, Sylvain!

At least you had the balls to tell the manager what all the others could only say behind his back.

Ian McDowell
9 Posted 22/06/2015 at 20:48:46
Good luck to him. I still cannot believe that this manager thought we had a better chance of getting a result in Kiev with Alcaraz (who I can count on one hand the good games he has had in and Everton shirt) in the team ahead of a player who had played consistently well in a team finishing in the top 6 over 5 seasons in the Premier League.

I cannot wait to see what CB he has lined up for the summer.

Tony Abrahams
10 Posted 22/06/2015 at 21:07:01
I like Distin but think that for 㿔 grand a week, no wonder these players are reluctant to call it a day!
Andy Mack
11 Posted 22/06/2015 at 21:15:28
Good luck, Dusty. Give Gosling a clip round the ear when you're down there, would you. Looking forward to seeing how Borney do next season now.
Mark Riding
12 Posted 22/06/2015 at 21:33:50
Phil, what did he say?
Dave Abrahams
14 Posted 23/06/2015 at 00:04:32
Good luck, Distin, you deserved better treatment than you got from Everton.
Mark Andersson
15 Posted 23/06/2015 at 01:19:44
Good luck big man. Looking forward to reading your book one day.
I for one will applaud you on your return to the Old Lady.
Brian Furey
16 Posted 23/06/2015 at 07:14:20
Sounds like Bournemouth will be Everton Lite next season.

I wonder... would they take Barry or McGeady too?

Filip Lillevars
17 Posted 23/06/2015 at 08:23:38
Distin a legend, best of luck out there!
Paul Thompson
18 Posted 23/06/2015 at 10:08:34
It will be a bit like like watching Everton B with Atsu, Distin, Garbutt and Gosling at Bournemouth!
Sam Morrison
19 Posted 23/06/2015 at 10:27:14
Best wishes to Sylvain. A good player for us.
Tony J Williams
20 Posted 23/06/2015 at 11:01:45
Good Luck Fella, deserved a better ending to his Everton career.

Baines hasnÂ’t been as adventurous since he knows he hasnÂ’t 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 thingÂ’s for sure: he would have gotten his head to a couple of those balls that ended up in the net in Kiev.

Trevor Lynes
21 Posted 23/06/2015 at 11:37:06
LetÂ’s face it, the man offered us more than Alcaraz, McGeady, Gibson and poor old Hibbo!!

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.

Frank Bortoli
22 Posted 23/06/2015 at 12:18:24
Really sad to see you go after a great career at Everton. You deserved a better final season with us and you should be going out on a high.

I hope all goes well on the south coast and thanks for all you did for us.

Eddie Dunn
23 Posted 23/06/2015 at 13:21:02
Always rated the big man. I saw us down at Pompey and watched him and Sol Campbell win everything in the air. Two machines.

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.

James Stewart
24 Posted 23/06/2015 at 13:54:52
Good signing for them.
Derek Turner
25 Posted 23/06/2015 at 16:44:53
Remember being pissed when we signed him "at his age" on the contract we did, how wrong I was. Good bloke too it seems, had time for the fans regardless.
Nick Armitage
26 Posted 23/06/2015 at 22:25:53
Hope he had a good season there, great defender and an honest straight up guy despite the shoddy way he was treated. Not many of them left in the game.
Christine Foster
27 Posted 23/06/2015 at 22:43:34
Merci beaucoup pour votre temps Everton Sylvain , il est très apprécié par ceux qui connaissent le football. Bonne chance pour cet avenir et merci!

Jamie Barlow
28 Posted 23/06/2015 at 22:47:26
He wasnÂ’t treated badly. He played shite and was dropped. Spat his dummy out and had a strop.
John Hughes
29 Posted 24/06/2015 at 14:01:00
Christine (27) I wish I had listened to my French Teacher when I went to the Big school in Â’51.
Dave Abrahams
30 Posted 24/06/2015 at 14:11:36
Christine (27) come on girl, when in Rome!!!!!
Christine Foster
32 Posted 24/06/2015 at 22:35:19
Oh alright Dave... Good on yer Sylvain, it wus great most of the time but yer legs went and ya deserved a better send off than ya got but thats life! On yer bike lad and good luck on the coast!
Christine Foster
33 Posted 24/06/2015 at 22:40:14
After 14 years down under, IÂ’ve come home, well, close enough for now, in some little backwater in Yorkshire!! Looking forward to seeing the lads more often and engaging in meaningful conversations not just on a keyboard!!
John Hughes
34 Posted 25/06/2015 at 08:31:35
Gud on yer sport fair dinkum, I like a gud Sheila. Come over the hill and Â’ave a few tinnies with the Gwladys St boys yer very welcome Christine!
Barry Jones
35 Posted 29/06/2015 at 22:41:39
A great player. I wish him all the best. This is what Harry Redknapp had to say about the deal:

"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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