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Everton target Bristol City fullback

| Thursday, 21 December 2017  23 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton and Newcastle are reportedly in the hunt for Joe Bryan, the Bristol City left back who grabbed headlines with a stunning goal against Manchester United in this evening's Carabao Cup tie.

The 24-year-old put the Robins ahead with a terrific left-foot shot across Sergio Romero in the second half and had a hand in the winner in stoppage time that dumped United out at the quarter-final stage.

If reports are correct, the Blues have been scouting Bryan for the left-back position that has been a problem this season following Leighton Baines's injury.

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Susong Hermawan
1 Posted 21/12/2017 at 03:14:20
Good signing, hope this rumours is true.
John Smith
2 Posted 21/12/2017 at 06:35:14
Joe Bryan just scored in Bristol city's cup win over manure. Sign him up Bill!

Derek Knox
3 Posted 21/12/2017 at 07:22:10
I watched that match too, principally because I had heard we were interested in him. While he would be a great addition, they have aspirations of getting into the Prem themselves, so would be reluctant to sell.
Jonathan Miller
4 Posted 21/12/2017 at 10:03:27
I watched the second half he was the standout player for me looks a real talent sign him up.
Tony Everan
5 Posted 21/12/2017 at 10:21:37
Young and talented in a position we need. Sign him up and play him .

Leighton is getting older and a bit slower, we need fresh young talented legs at left back.

With Bryan at LB, Seamus or Kenny at RB, the defence would be sorted for years to come. I am confident Holgate and Keane can forge a partnership too.

Mr Moshiri, this one looks a safe bet and a good investment! Strike now.

Terry Underwood
6 Posted 21/12/2017 at 10:57:26
NO, NO, NO . If he can't play central midfield we shouldn't even be looking at him.
Dermot O'Brien
7 Posted 21/12/2017 at 11:50:30
Haha Terry.
Don't worry, we're after Nzonzi to fill that empty spot.
Paul McIntyre
8 Posted 21/12/2017 at 12:15:26
He looked great. Not just the goal... vision and passing. Great tackle getting across to cover right back when Man Utd had two on one...
Peter Hughes
9 Posted 21/12/2017 at 12:27:17
Sadly other clubs will have noticed him too!
Andrew W James
10 Posted 21/12/2017 at 12:38:17
I live in Bristol and work with many Bristol City season ticket holders who all speak very highly of him. I know we won't be the only club chasing him but think he's worth trying to buy as he won't be expensive in today's transfer fees.

What us the latest with Bainesy... is he due back soon?

Nathan Jones
11 Posted 21/12/2017 at 14:26:36
Can he play as a Number 10?
Tony Waring
12 Posted 21/12/2017 at 17:23:30
Bristol City are apparently after Liam Walsh which gives us some leverage, I would have thought?
Ajay Gopal
13 Posted 21/12/2017 at 17:33:05
Hmm... I will play the devil here. We have 3 players who can play that position out on loan – Galloway, Connolly and Robinson. Also Luke Garbutt in the U23s.

Especially Connolly who seems to be doing well at Ipswich, scoring a few goals lately, but appears that he has been played more upfield as s wingback? Can anyone confirm that?

If so, do we need another ‘promising' youngster?

Kevin Prytherch
14 Posted 21/12/2017 at 17:55:46
Callum Connolly has been playing as a defensive midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Colin Glassar
15 Posted 21/12/2017 at 18:00:17
He looks like the real deal.
Oliver Brunel
16 Posted 21/12/2017 at 20:17:02
I quite like Garbutt, I remember him having a great game v Wolfsburg, instrumental in the win there.

I don't know anything about Bryan but let's be honest, the board have an abysmal transfer record so I'm not getting too excited.

Dennis Stevens
17 Posted 21/12/2017 at 21:06:09
It's a real shame that Garbutt wasn't registered to play in the first team squad as we could have been using him now Baines is injured, if only to confirm whether we actually need to enter the transfer market for another new player.

However, even with returning players & adding fringe players like Garbutt to the squad, we really need another centre forward, if only to lessen the burden on Calvert-Lewin.

John Otway
18 Posted 21/12/2017 at 21:15:00
Oliver Brunel (#16):

"But let's be honest – the board have an abysmal transfer record so I'm not getting too excited."

How so?

Paul Holmes
19 Posted 21/12/2017 at 21:52:55
We should give Callum Connolly a try as he was in the U20 world cup winning squad. The other Everton players in that squad, Domini Calvert-Lewin, Jonjoe Kenny, Ademola Lookman, Kieran Dowell and Tom Davies have all turned out to be good and improving, so why not Connolly?
Michael Kenrick
20 Posted 22/12/2017 at 04:55:51
So why not Connolly?

Err... maybe because he's not here. He's out on loan.

A full season loan. Yes, that's it.

He's getting starts at Ipswich... does that count 10 starts. Most in November and December after a slow start with the Tractor Boys.

But a full-season loan means we probably won't see him in the Everton shirt.

Jay Harris
21 Posted 22/12/2017 at 05:02:40
As long as we don't end up with Van Aanholt (Championship player) or Luke Shaw (too many personal issues), I will be quite happy.

I feel Danny Rose i s worth a shot as he has fallen out with Spurs over his wages. Don't really know much about this kid but that Max guy from Germany is highly rated too.

If we are to get anywhere we need to forget about Garbutt and Galloway whose time has long passed. Callum Connolly looks promising but isn't ready yet.

John Smith
22 Posted 22/12/2017 at 05:20:48
I had high hopes for Galloway and Browning. I wonder how they are going.
Bobby Thomas
23 Posted 22/12/2017 at 06:38:28
This is the type of signing that should have happened 2 years ago. The kid is the right age. Luke Shaw though, he just needs a club to go and get him so he can re-ignite his career, as far as I'm concerned.

The club has failed to adequately replace, or even bother replacing at all, long term stalwarts of the Moyes era such as Pienaar, Baines and Jags. Very good players, all of them. The constant change in the manager's seat hasn't helped. I suppose one of the purposes of a director of football is to negate that.

We badly need another center back, preferably that has pace. We also don't have the flexibility to convincingly play with a 3 at the back. Don't be fooled by Ashley Williams's upturn in form, it's only because we are defending so deep. Evans in from West Brom would be a good signing, with the aim of him and Keane being our long term partnership. He's a good age for a center back, gettable, and is at his peak.

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