The Spaniard's contract is up this summer and will not be renewed after five years at Goodison Park. He is expected to sign for Getafe on a free transfer.
He is joined through the exit door by Conor Grant, who joined Plymouth Argyle yesterday, Jose Baxter, who signed for Oldham, strikers Sam Byrne, Calum Dyson and David Henen, and goalkeeper Louis Gray.
From the Finch Farm academy, the following youngsters have not been offered professional forms:
Stephen Duke-McKenna, Charlie Ball, Nathan Baxter, Jordan Corke, Matthew Johnson, Sidney Kerr, Nathan Moore and Tom Scully.
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1 Posted 08/06/2018 at 19:28:49
2 Posted 08/06/2018 at 20:02:34
I would sooner have him in the squad than not.
3 Posted 08/06/2018 at 20:11:24
Pessimist me? Nooo! 😁
4 Posted 08/06/2018 at 21:41:16
5 Posted 08/06/2018 at 22:13:28
It is better until the age of 18 years of age for younger players to concentrate on skills, so they can be comfortable on the ball and with their passing. The current England midfield represents all that is bad with English football, with Dier and Henderson — they can do the running and tackling all day long without the ball.
6 Posted 08/06/2018 at 23:09:37
7 Posted 08/06/2018 at 23:15:04
8 Posted 08/06/2018 at 23:41:18
9 Posted 08/06/2018 at 23:55:44
I see a potentially outstanding keeper here as he has loads of potential talent and time. However, he is understudy to England's No 1, of course.
10 Posted 08/06/2018 at 00:01:09
I hope, like others, that Joel becomes a first-team regular at his next club. We've had worse than him in our first team down the years, after all.
11 Posted 09/06/2018 at 00:08:41
12 Posted 09/06/2018 at 00:17:55
Better than Stekelenburg, but it's game over. Good luck, Joel!
13 Posted 09/06/2018 at 00:31:44
14 Posted 09/06/2018 at 01:47:08
This was noted by fans and the press yet he said it was part of his game and he saw no need to change. That was in an era when, except for a few like Sam Bartram of Charlton, most keepers rarely left the 6-yard box.
15 Posted 09/06/2018 at 02:06:31
But with keepers there was no 'No 1' who automatically came back in when he was fit, like that farce with Robles and Howard, when Robles was playing better.
If West got injured or lost his form / bottle, as happened, in the run-up to, and (in)famously in the Keflavik Euro game, Rankin came in and stayed in, iirc, he was never dropped, he always lost his place due to injury... maybe as a consequence of his 'overlapping goalie' mentality, who knows.
He is semi immortalised in those clips of the Willie Carr - Ernie Hunt free kick against Coventry.
16 Posted 09/06/2018 at 02:11:43
18 Posted 09/06/2018 at 02:37:44
Bearing in mind we need to cut the squad, a new No 2 isn't really essential as we still have Stekelenburg but I notice an old target, Tim Krul, has just been released by Brighton. He wouldn't be a bad choice if Stekelenburg is jettisoned too.
19 Posted 09/06/2018 at 08:04:47
I was surprised we never saw anything of Henen. He's now 22 - a youth international at every age group, has been signed by Anderlecht, Olympiacos, and Everton without ever playing for any of them.
20 Posted 09/06/2018 at 08:51:46
I loved it when he ran the length of the field to jump on Look man's back after he scored that goal v Man.City, best of luck Joel, wouldn't be surprised if you play for Spain in the future.
21 Posted 09/06/2018 at 13:36:32
22 Posted 09/06/2018 at 13:53:30
He will be looking to loan out players on high wages who won't be part of Silva's plans and he will be looking to do what he can with older players who will be shipped out as best they can. The rest he will be hoping Silva will be able to make something of. He will be ecstatic when Rooney's move goes through, touch wood.
24 Posted 09/06/2018 at 19:42:24
Will be missed as a player and a man.
Good luck JR
25 Posted 11/06/2018 at 19:47:33
26 Posted 12/06/2018 at 17:20:05
Either way, good luck to Robles – we've paid him enough over the last 5 years to probably retire on so he can play for Getafe financially secure and enjoy the rest of his career.
First senior player out the door.
27 Posted 12/06/2018 at 18:10:19
I don't see how Robles is a freebie when lesser keepers than Joel command decent figure transfer fees.
Is this just an Everton thing?
28 Posted 13/06/2018 at 04:53:57
We pay millions for the fuckers, give 'em a contract that makes 'em millionaires almost overnight, and then they just walk away without so much as a by-your-leave when their contract is up.
Oh... there it is! Guess what. He's out of contract! Thanks to Bosman, he's now a free agent. So, er... no transfer fee.
Life's a bitch, init.
29 Posted 13/06/2018 at 06:56:50
Rooney and Barkley both came through the youth of course and outgoing transfer fees mean a profit on the transfer fee aspect of those players. Lukaku circa £28 m to buy then sold for £75 m plus.
Someone is only worth what someone else is prepared to pay of course. It is not surprising to me that players floundering and not playing don't have a clutch of eager clubs chasing them.
30 Posted 13/06/2018 at 20:50:45
I will never understand why our block headed manager told the world that Tim Howler would still number one when he recovered from injury. As bad a piece of man management as I can remember.
31 Posted 13/06/2018 at 21:11:41
Jordan can only get better with a better team in front of him. Success brings confidence throughout and we are all hoping finally things will change for the better.
They need that solid back 3 or 4 depending on how Silva wants it with a solid midfield.
I would have liked Everton to bid for the talented Grealish and £15 million seems like a cheeky bid by Spurs. but Tom Davies is a similar player and may be even better next season.
32 Posted 13/06/2018 at 21:22:59
That is not at all surprising seeing as he was always played as a defensive midfielder in the youth levels, with the excellent Liam Walsh alongside to be the more creative of the pair, and Kieran Dowell often in the same youth sides, albeit a year older. Tom Davies is going to play in Idrissa Gueye's position when he matures, and I think he can be as good as Gueye in everything Gueye does well, but will have a lot more to his game in terms of getting forwards and passing the ball.
I've not seen as much of Grealish this season, clearly he has improved, but he struggled whenever I have seen him, particularly two years ago when Villa went down, to impose himself on games. Grealish also has had a number of off the field issues.
I would rather we stayed away from him and would question if he is really much better than Dowell could be if Dowell got the opportunities we would look to give Grealish.
It sounds from what others have said on here that Maddison may be even better than Dowell, so that's okay, sign him if the deal is right. But I'd say No to Grealish.
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