Tarashaj given permission to trial with Grasshopper

Thursday, 5 July, 2018 12comments  |  Jump to last
Shani Tarashaj could be handed a route out of his disappointing spell with Everton by rejoining Grasshopper Zurich.

The 23-year-old Swiss forward was signed by Roberto Martinez two-and-a-half years ago in what appeared to be something of a coup for the Toffees given Tarshaj's billing at the time as the next Xerdan Shaqiri.

Having spent a largely unconvincing period on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt and then suffering a serious knee injury last year that required surgery, Tarashaj's Everton career has never got going.

According to the Liverpool Echo, he has been allowed to train with Grasshopper this month rather than at Finch Farm to perhaps land a transfer back to the club from which Everton signed him for £3m in January 2016.  

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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 05/07/2018 at 19:57:14
Another one bites the dust! And another one's gone, etc!
Pat Kelly
2 Posted 05/07/2018 at 20:02:00
He ain't gone yet.
Derek Knox
3 Posted 05/07/2018 at 20:05:38
Ah Grasshopper, you have learned!

Almost forgot about him to be honest, but wish him all the best for his future.

Steve Ferns
4 Posted 05/07/2018 at 20:26:58

Only kidding, but has anyone been bought by Everton and stayed so long without ever playing a game?

James Flynn
5 Posted 05/07/2018 at 22:04:22
On the other hand, Roberto signed Matty Foulds at the same time, and he is still with the Club. I think so.

I'll always give Roberto top honors for the window-closing coup of getting Barry and Lukaku in. Made that first season.

His signings were terrible otherwise. Got himself hired by an aging, wily, old show-biz veteran and played him for a fucking chump.

Koeman and Walsh get the stick they earned. Earned. Let's not forget the guy started the downward slide, though.

Belgium's Head Coach. You really have to hand it to him.

Dan Davies
6 Posted 05/07/2018 at 22:20:58
Martinez to win the World Cup! Hahaha
Don Alexander
7 Posted 05/07/2018 at 22:50:43
A monkey on a lead could manage this Belgium squad without any decline in their performance.
Bill Gienapp
8 Posted 06/07/2018 at 01:36:54
Really liked this signing and its potential at the time, though obviously it hasn't worked out.
Victor Yu
9 Posted 06/07/2018 at 04:37:08
Another example of buying for potential will get you nowhere.

Buy proven players instead even though it will cost you more.

Philip Bunting
10 Posted 06/07/2018 at 05:05:21
Hit and miss with potential. For every Tarashaj or Henen etc, eventually we unearth a diamond such as a Stones. Unfortunate that he is not with us still, but, for all the financial losses we make, they should be offset against the gains.
Peter Gorman
11 Posted 06/07/2018 at 17:55:24
"Has anyone been bought by Everton and stayed so long without ever playing a game?"

Andy van der Meyde (though there are rumours he wandered onto the pitch a couple of times).

Alan J Thompson
12 Posted 08/07/2018 at 17:04:19
Didn't that Traore bloke last 20 minutes and a goal – albeit, he was only on loan.

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