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Everton 'hold talks' with Dragovic

| Monday, 18 June 2018 39comments  |  Jump to last
Everton are being linked with a reputed former target in the form of Aleksandr Dragovic, with a Midlands journalist claiming the defender has been in discussions with the Blues over a potential move.

The Austrian, who spent last season on loan at Leicester City from Bayer Leverkusen, was said to have been on Roberto Martinez's shortlist around the time Everton faced his former club Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League but he eventually moved to the Bundesliga in 2016.

He made just 14 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions last term but, according to Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury, he is in talks with Everton.

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Kunal Desai
1 Posted 18/06/2018 at 22:31:43
He was disappointed to lose his place by the returning Wes Morgan he must good then.
Tony Everan
2 Posted 18/06/2018 at 22:38:25
Why don't we try and sign Wes Morgan instead, why settle for second best? 40m should tempt them.

Tom Dodds
3 Posted 18/06/2018 at 22:42:46
Mike Keating
4 Posted 19/06/2018 at 00:06:21
Harry Wallace
5 Posted 19/06/2018 at 00:18:55
He is utter shite
Nicholas Ryan
6 Posted 19/06/2018 at 01:56:43
Oh, he lost his place to Wes Morgan; when I first looked, I thought it said, Lost his place to Piers Morgan!
Soren Moyer
7 Posted 19/06/2018 at 02:14:05
Colin Glassar
8 Posted 19/06/2018 at 08:02:44
Filip Lillevars
9 Posted 19/06/2018 at 08:39:00
Concidering his name, maybe he's got some fire to him?
Tony Everan
10 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:00:05
You guys have got no sense of humour!
Shane Corcoran
11 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:06:23
Wes Morgan – the Premier League winning captain?

Yes, Everton fans, laugh your hearts out. Why would he take the step down?

Ian Burns
12 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:26:35
This simply cannot be true - X5
Danny Broderick
13 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:31:26

Step down?

Last time I looked, normal working had resumed and Leicester were below us in the table!

Andrew Ellams
14 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:42:20
In a desperate search for some positive news, the Echo are claiming PSV will allow Marcel Brands to make approaches for their players meaning we are now clear to bid for Hirving Lozano. Fingers crossed.
Pat Waine
15 Posted 19/06/2018 at 10:59:37
Lozano – one game and a goal doesn't make a player.
Sam Hoare
16 Posted 19/06/2018 at 11:24:50
Dragovic is a decent player. I remember quite a few of us fancied the look of him when Dynamo Kyiv beat us in the Europa league a few years back.

He was unfortunate to lose his place to Morgan last season and many Leicester fans berated Puel for that decision.

He may not be a world beater but he's an experienced defender who did ok last season in the Premier League and still probably has his best years ahead of him. I'd say he's certainly an upgrade on Williams and possibly on most of our other centre-backs none of whom I rate that highly.

Dave Abrahams
17 Posted 19/06/2018 at 13:57:39
Tony (2), I knew you were having a laugh, Wes Morgan must be getting on for 40!!!!
Dermot Byrne
18 Posted 19/06/2018 at 14:04:50
Jay Wood

19 Posted 19/06/2018 at 14:30:18
Good link Dermont, debunking many a transfer rumour.

Won't stop the media creating the bait, or TWers (and other supporters) berating the club for not signing people they were never even interested in.

The joys of the summer transfer window...

Paul Birmingham
20 Posted 19/06/2018 at 16:55:46
The usual RS Echo and media over hype of every player whom may be available.

Until the club says it's done or doing business, then I'll be waiting patiently this window.

More to the point – who's gonna be sold for money, aside to those players already released?

Iain Johnston
21 Posted 19/06/2018 at 17:02:54
Yes, very nice... but when will be linked with any player that has a bloody left foot???
Clive Rogers
22 Posted 20/06/2018 at 10:29:13
Wes Morgan is 34.
Steve Ferns
23 Posted 20/06/2018 at 11:06:09
Surely, Leicester would want a younger man than Morgan? Why not offer them Ashley Williams!!!
Brian Harrison
24 Posted 20/06/2018 at 11:18:33
I see one of the French papers are reporting that Marseille will make a move for Schneiderlin, and they are reporting that Schneiderlin has been told he can leave Goodison. Rumours abound at this time of year who knows if any are true.
Chris Cole
25 Posted 20/06/2018 at 11:40:12
Leicester already signed 30-year-old Jonny Evans for ١.5M.
John Hughes
26 Posted 20/06/2018 at 12:39:38
Iain (21), I think Daniel Day-Lewis had a left foot!

Okay, I'll get me coat.

Rob Halligan
27 Posted 20/06/2018 at 12:47:55
The Red Echo are reporting that PSV are asking 㿊M for Lozano. FFS, if true, get in there and get it done ASAP.
Rob Halligan
28 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:03:07
Red Echo also reporting Ashley Williams told he can leave.
Brian Harrison
29 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:13:56

I am always very wary of buying players as a result of a couple of decent performances in the World Cup. I remember at my Sons graduation Gerrard Houlier was getting an honorary degree and he said at his address that he had just signed 2 players who had great World Cups in Diouf and Diao. We all know how they turned out. Also in the last few years players bought from the Dutch league have really struggled in the Premier League.

Rob Halligan
30 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:24:22
Agree on Diouf and Diao, Brian. Lozano has however only spent 12 months in the Dutch league, so hopefully won't have caught the "poor player from the Dutch league syndrome" just yet.

Mike Gaynes also seems to have seen a fair bit of him and he seems to think he is a good player. We will wait and see.

James Morgan
31 Posted 20/06/2018 at 13:59:04
Sky claiming we want Wendell from Leverkusen as Baines's successor. I can hear the singing from the terrace now 🎵 “Mr Wendell, Mr Wendell yeaaaah, Mr Wendell” 🎵

Arrested Development.

Stephen Davies
32 Posted 20/06/2018 at 14:52:44
Rob (#29),

He's far too slow... it will be January before he gets out the door.

Donald Neville
33 Posted 21/06/2018 at 16:01:22
I'd rather take a gamble on someone like Shawcross... maybe not him exactly, but a player who isn't afraid to get a little “dirty” in front of Pickford.
Colin Glassar
34 Posted 23/06/2018 at 08:34:44
Shawcross? Who next, Robert Huth? Didn't we get a no-nonsense, Row Z, in your face, dirty swine leader in Williams?

Get Stonesy back whatever the cost.

Grant Rorrison
35 Posted 23/06/2018 at 09:08:04
Colin (#34). The 'cost' might be relegation if he hasn't improved since the last time he was here.
Colin Glassar
36 Posted 23/06/2018 at 10:00:04
You don't think he's improved, Grant? He was our best defender when he was with us. He's miles better now.
Grant Rorrison
37 Posted 23/06/2018 at 12:49:27
Colin 36. I don't really watch City but suspect he probably has improved. He's two years older and has been playing with and against better quality players since he left us.

I still don't see him as a defender. Always seemed to want to get forward more than defend with us and was a walking liability with his daft dribbles and need to play his way further into trouble.

I am all for positive, fearless play but it needs to be tempered with a bit of rationality.

Derek Taylor
38 Posted 23/06/2018 at 13:36:09
Leicester City reserve player? Not exactly the top notch player we shall need to improve the side. Why get rid of Martina and Mangala to replace them with same ilk?

I'm having niggles of uncertainty already!

Victor Yu
39 Posted 27/06/2018 at 02:51:06
We need to aim at world class players instead.

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