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Everton inquire about Monaco's N’Doram

| Tuesday, 15 May 2018 17comments  |  Jump to last
There may be imminent change in the managerial hot seat at Everton but the club continue to be linked with players ahead of the opening of the transfer window on Thursday.

According to L'Equipe in France, the Blues have made contact with AS Monaco about midfielder Kévin N'Doram.

The 22-year-old is seen by the French side as a key player for their future and are expected to resist attempts to lure him away.

Everton's current director of football, Steve Walsh, appears to have a specialist knowledge of Ligue 1 and the French scene and it could be him leading the inquiries for N'Doram, a defensive midfielder who is the son of former Monaco star Japhet.

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Geoff Lambert
1 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:16:16
Wow! another defensive midfielder.
Jim Bennings
2 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:21:26
No no and no.

Just another Gueye/Schneiderlin/Davies etc

We need to sign attack minded players that could give us a new dimension and a bit of bloody creativity and pace

Chris Watts
3 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:37:32
Our club really leaves me scratching my head sometimes. Please don't let Walsh buy another player.

And with a new manager imminent and possibly a new director of football they are going to want to buy their own players and this guy will be another vlasic. Sat on the sidelines or loaned out. Get the director in. Get the manager in. Work out how we went to play and then buy the players please!

Colin Glassar
4 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:38:29
Never heard of him. I watched a lot of Monaco a few seasons ago and I don't remember him like I remember M'bappe, Bakayoko, and that fella who flopped at Man U and Chelsea etc..
Chris Jones [Burton]
5 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:00:26
He also plays CB. If we want to ship Williams and Funes Mori out...
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
6 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:05:56
Do we not need a No10 more than a defensive midfielder?
Steve Ferns
7 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:40:51
Why Phil? Is Gylfi not enough?

I think left back is the priority. Then a centre back like Evans, cheap and experienced, and then I'd hope that Silva would recruit his old mate, William Carvalho.

Gary Willock
8 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:23:44
Spot on Steve, top class Left Back, left Center half, left sided CM. Bring back Lookman, bring 1-2 kids through, and get rid of dross. Off we go...

Pickford / New Backup
Coleman / JJK
Keane / Holgate / Browning
Evans / Funes / Gibson (u23)
Shaw / Baines / Robinson
Gana / Schneiderlin
Carvalho / Davies
Walcott / Vlasic
Siggy / Klassen / Dowell
Lookman / Henry / Bolasie
Cenk / DCL / Sandro

Not a lot of money needed there - so perhaps we could really ‘splash out' and bring in a very special LCB and CB, or find a number 10 to push Siggy a bit more.

Fran Mitchell
9 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:48:55
Well, we need to get rid of many a player, including Scneiderlin and McCarthey. That leaves us with Gueye who is limited.

So sure, if he is good and the new manager/dof want him.

Dave McDowell
10 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:48:21
I felt the irony Phil (#5)

Keane can't be first choice at CB, he's fragile, slow and seems unable to head a ball straight.

I cannot think of another more ineffective midfield than ours and Barry's departure showed how much he covered the deficiencies of Schneiderlin.

Our midfield will not be greatly enhanced by adding Carvalho who is another defensive midfielder.

I would gladly have him to replace either Gana or Schneiderlin, of course preferable Schneiderlin.

We have to buy a central midfielder with nouse and the vision to drive the team forward. De Bruyne would do if he wants a challenge but it's that type of player we need. Actually Siggy could do the job if we stop with this obsessive mythical number 10 role and play him as box to box midfielder.

Tom Davies, I love the kid, his goal v City was my abiding memory of the Koeman era, but you have to ask the question of all players ‘what added value do they bring' - does Tom play the killer forward pass, no, does he scores 10 goals a season, no. I hate to say it but Gerrard set the mould for expectations of local lads in midfield, measure all (on the pitch) against him. I hope he develops but as a ‘jack of all trades' he could be our new Alan Harper (one for the kids).

Upfront Cenk can cut it but DCL and Sandro I fear not and we need a more experienced striker to push Cenk and be an effective alternative when tactics demand.

Having spent up last season our new manager might have to look to slim pickings from the relegated teams to replace players who will not cut it.

King from Swansea/Leicester, Shaqiri from Stoke, Mawson from Swansea, Rodriguez from WBA might all do a job.

Paul Kelly
11 Posted 16/05/2018 at 01:38:21
“Everton's current director of football, Steve Walsh, appears to have a specialist knowledge of Ligue 1 and the French scene.”

Were you laughing when you wrote that, Lyndon?

David Hallwood
12 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:45:47
My list for the chop is: Robles Williams Martina Sneiderlin Gana Besic Funes Mori Mirallas Sandro Bolasie.

In: LB Left sided CB left sided CM and some pace up front

But I'd ship more out than bring in. The squad's too big with too many treading water.

Phil Sammon
13 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:30:40
How strange. I was just thinking about Japhet N'Doram yesterday. What a truly glorious player he was on Championship Manager. Him and Ever Moas were always top of my shopping list.
Justin Doone
14 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:31:26
I'd rather keep the promising youngsters, bring in ready to go LB, LCB, LW, CM.

Shore up defence with quality and pace. Add creativity, pace, strength and energy on the left and in the middle. Tosun, DCL, Rooney, Walcott all good enough to score 15+goals with enough chances.

We need to create more and generally put more balls into the box to do so.

I also think Martina could make a decent CB in a back 3, a bit like Holgate or Walker for England. He's got pace, strength, height and can tackle.

Mike Gaynes
15 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:56:25
David #12, chop Gana? No thank you. Second-leading tackler in the EPL, on a team where almost nobody else wins a tackle. Successful on 79% of his tackle attempts, which is astonishing - far and away the best in the league - with only 50 fouls. And towards the end of the season actually showed a bit of improvement in his attacking play. Plus he's one player who never quits, never stops working, always gives his all. Which couldn't be said of many of his mates this year.

Every club needs a ballwinner. Gana's one of the best. If you're going to chop him, you'll need to find somebody else who does what he does.

Tom Bowers
16 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:04:14
There are quite a bunch of players we all know are not good enough to be of any use to Everton but the question is will a new manager wait to see for himself how inept they are which may take us into the first couple of months of the next season.

Everton do have a lot triers but sometimes it's not enough and they need matchwinners that is to say players who can take the game to the opposition and make things happen.

They made some signings before and during last season who really didn't step up to the plate.

Desire and motivation was seriously lacking and that needs to be addressed big time.

Neil Pickering
17 Posted 16/05/2018 at 23:17:16
Just like Walsh had a specialist knowledge of Holland when he signed Klaassen and spain when he singed Sandro.

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