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The 20-year-old forward was hotly tipped to join the Blues last week and it looks as though the deal will go through according to the Liverpool Echo.
Tarashaj apparently underwent a medical on Monday, has agreed personal terms and is expected to cost Everton around Ł3m. A delay in paperwork has pushed the deal back by 24 hours but the club still expect it to go through this week.
He made his debut for Grasshopper in 2014 but his career in their first team didn't ignite until earlier this season when he scored five goals in four starts. That earned him a new four-year contract in September and attracted the attention of Everton's chief scout, Kevin Reeves.
Tarashaj is of Albanian descent but Swiss born and has been capped by Switzerland at U21 level. According to his Wikipedia entry, Albania haven't given up hope of eventually persuading him to represent their country at senior level.
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1 Posted 05/01/2016 at 23:34:21
2 Posted 05/01/2016 at 00:00:45
3 Posted 06/01/2016 at 00:38:28
4 Posted 06/01/2016 at 02:19:24
5 Posted 06/01/2016 at 02:55:38
6 Posted 06/01/2016 at 04:10:09
7 Posted 06/01/2016 at 07:26:20
I've never understood this decision after buying a guy who's 20 years old.
If you pay 3 mill for someone you want him in your squad.
If Lukaku gets injured who have we got?????
8 Posted 06/01/2016 at 08:15:42
9 Posted 06/01/2016 at 09:25:58
10 Posted 06/01/2016 at 09:39:05
11 Posted 06/01/2016 at 09:52:13
12 Posted 06/01/2016 at 09:59:09
13 Posted 06/01/2016 at 10:09:30
14 Posted 06/01/2016 at 10:09:46
I should probably have stated that we were both working on the farm at the time... which is slightly less glamorous. Google 'mango rash' and see for yourself!
16 Posted 06/01/2016 at 13:56:22
18 Posted 06/01/2016 at 17:42:11
19 Posted 07/01/2016 at 00:48:49
20 Posted 07/01/2016 at 02:41:04
If we're no careful Roberto will be off to pastures new and take all that wisdom and vision with him.
21 Posted 07/01/2016 at 05:26:33
If Rom gets injured we are in the shit, lets get our own house in order first. Unload all the crocks and all those surplus to requirement, reduce the wage bill and use the money to acquire better players.
Why was Hibbert given a new contract? Why are we talking about a new contract for Gibson, Kone? Everton Benevolent Socierty.
22 Posted 07/01/2016 at 08:40:20
Kone is a good 2nd striker to have in the squad, he holds the ball up well imo.
Gibson will be out on loan this month.
It's Oviedo I don't really know what we are doing with !
23 Posted 07/01/2016 at 11:53:12
Why is everything always an either/or situation? Is it too much to ask for good results now with good future results in the planning?
Anyway, this kid looks pretty good and has a natural finish. But as stated by others, we need some investment in the now as well as the future. If we can really coup £8 mil for Naismith then it'd be nice to see that re-invested this window.
24 Posted 07/01/2016 at 13:45:21
25 Posted 07/01/2016 at 15:51:19
Apparently the likes of Valencia and Juventus were sniffing around him so hopefully we've snaffled up a gem and getting more first team in Switzerland this season is probably no bad thing.
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