Tarashaj joins Eintracht Frankfurt for the season

31 August  17 Comments  [Jump to last]
Shani Tarashaj has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

Everton have made the announcement of the Swiss international's move as the first piece of business of transfer deadline day.

Signed by Roberto Martinez in January, Tarashaj featured in pre-season before he picked up a minor injury but has not been a part of Ronald Koeman's first-team plans since the season kicked off.

Although he broke through into the full Switzerland team in time for Euro20167 where he made an appearance as a substitute, Koeman's assessment appears to be that the 21-year-old isn't quite ready for regular first-team duty at Everton.

Tarashaj will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Bundesliga having cut his teeth in the Swiss league.  

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Dave Williams
1 Posted 31/08/2016 at 09:24:59
No surprise to me – didn't he fail to continue in a pre season game after getting a bloodied nose?

This manager seems ruthless and good on him – makes a decision and if they don't fit move them on.

A couple more to go yet, I would think?

Paul Thompson
2 Posted 31/08/2016 at 09:29:04
I doubt if it's got anything to do with a bloody nose. This lad played in the Euros and is highly rated, but the judgement is that he's not quite ready for the first team. Loaning him to a good German side is a smart move, though if we fail to get a striker in it may not look quite so clever.
Tim Locke
3 Posted 31/08/2016 at 09:58:55
Paul what are you worried about we have the lochness and Kone as back up... oh flip!
David Ellis
4 Posted 31/08/2016 at 10:14:31
Presumably we can let him go because we have someone lined up?
Ernie Baywood
5 Posted 31/08/2016 at 11:25:24
Well that explains why he didn't get a squad number. Hopefully works out well and we get a first team player back.
Alex Jones
6 Posted 31/08/2016 at 11:27:49
Thankfully we're fine for cover up front so seems a very astute move.
Brent Stephens
7 Posted 31/08/2016 at 11:31:58
Quite, Alex. Tells us we need to know for now about the lad. I got the impression when we moved for him that it would be a good deal, Swiss international and all that. Maybe we misunderstood "national service".
Kase Chow
8 Posted 31/08/2016 at 11:50:42
Surely we must be close to a striker joining then?
Jim Knightley
9 Posted 31/08/2016 at 11:57:13
I'd assume so Kase. Hopefully we will hear details in the next couple of hours.
Jack Convery
10 Posted 31/08/2016 at 12:00:09
Anyone else feel like we're all in the departure lounge waiting for a flight to paradise but thinking it'll be Bognor instead !

Good luck to the lad - game time is what it's all about.

Alan J Thompson
11 Posted 31/08/2016 at 12:02:42
I'm finding it hard to imagine that the considered quality of a player with international experience who hasn't yet played a competitive game for the club varies so much from one manager/coach to another.
Andrew McLean
12 Posted 31/08/2016 at 16:17:07
Ernie (#5), he was given the squad number #24, as Brendan was given #32. It means nothing as circumstances change.


Both have moved on for the season, good luck to them both and I hope they have great seasons.

Anthony Dwyer
13 Posted 31/08/2016 at 21:56:52
I'm happy with this deal. If he plays out the full season as a first team player in the top flight of German football, it will be a very successful loan deal.

Good luck, Shani.

Brian Porter
14 Posted 01/09/2016 at 07:03:28
Well, no new striker signed and our young highly regarded full Swiss international forward is slowed to go on a season long loan to Germany.

I think Koeman got this one wrong. He should have made sure of his new striker signing before sanctioning this move. Even with Enner Valencia coming in we are still only left with Kone as back up, hardly fills you with confidence does he?

And don't even mention Niasse, "my wife won't let me move".

John Graham
15 Posted 03/09/2016 at 13:38:13
I think what people are failing to see is that he is just not good enough. Not much time played in pre-season, didn't get a squad number. I think this is his last chance of proving he has what it takes.

If he can break into their first team and play a few games, maybe Koeman will take another look. But my feeling is he's out in the shop window and won't be coming back.

Les Martin
16 Posted 03/09/2016 at 23:16:49
Ronald knows what he is doing.

Hopefully a loan will prove whether he can move himself into Ronald's future plans or not, plenty of time for him.

Alan J Thompson
17 Posted 04/09/2016 at 06:08:22
John (#15);

He didn't play much pre-season for the same reason Lukaku didn't, he was away at the Euros, and it appears he was given a number just had only the one chance to use it during which he was injured.

Otherwise, I've never actually seen him play and I don't think I'm in the minority on that one.

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