Tarashaj back with Grasshopper on loan

Thursday, 19 July, 2018 7comments  |  Jump to last
Shani Tarashaj has rejoined Grasshopper Zurich on a season-long loan.

The 23-year-old Swiss forward recently trained with the club from which he joined the Blues two-and-a-half years ago and did enough to persuade them to take him for the coming season.

It will be Tarashaj's second loan spell since signing for Everton. He spent a largely unconvincing period with Eintracht Frankfurt before suffering a serious knee injury last year that required surgery.  

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 19/07/2018 at 17:29:54
Another really bizarre transfer, this one thanks to Roberto Martinez back in 2016. What on earth were they thinking... £3M for a striker?!?

And he got a 4-year deal that runs through June 2020!!! Which presumably explains why we couldn't persuade anyone to match his no-doubt bloated wage deal.

At least we can cross off another name from that bloated first-team squad.

Ian Bennett
2 Posted 19/07/2018 at 17:44:24
You can't win them all, MK. For every John Stones, you will get a crap foreign or British kid.

Every club makes bad buys (Fergie and Wenger). We're just crap on moving these no marks to gullible idiots down the M62. It's a shame Moyes quit Sunderland really.

Jim Bennings
3 Posted 19/07/2018 at 19:02:53
We have got a really poor record with these types of signings from abroad, rarely ever do these youngsters from overseas work out at Everton, just file under the following.

Guillem Plessis, Jao Silva, Anderson da Silva, Francisco Junior, Apostolos Vellios, Magaye Gueye, and so on.

Bill Gienapp
4 Posted 19/07/2018 at 19:20:58
Putting aside the contract specifics that Michael mentions, I did really like this signing at the time. The guy made the Swiss's Euro squad as a 21-year-old and was touted as the next Shaqiri in certain circles. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out – when injuries sunk his Bundesliga loan, that was pretty much the end.
Alan J Thompson
5 Posted 20/07/2018 at 05:46:39
Jim (#3); Not to mention Dier and Mustafi and possibly Robinson and I suppose the likes of Dacourt, Fernandes or Arteta, and Gana from abroad? Would you include Tim Cahill who retired from international football today or Landon Donovan, as you say, and so on.
Jim Bennings
6 Posted 20/07/2018 at 08:22:23

Read the post again mate!

Cahill and Arteta weren't teenagers or that young and they had both played in the British League prior to joining.

Gana we signed as a 26-year-old from that foreign club Aston Villa?

Dacourt was a untried 19-year-old when we signed him? No.

Mustafi never made it at Everton, nor did Dier, so I don't know how that constitutes as a successful signing for Everton?

Fellaini the main real young player (20) but it was easy to see from his Standard Liege performances especially against Liverpool that he had bags of potential and nuisance factor.

Alan J Thompson
7 Posted 20/07/2018 at 10:42:55
Jim (#6); Write it again; "these types of signings from abroad"! Those I mention were signings and all originated overseas. Perhaps you miss the one thing they have in common, Everton. The point I'm making is that some do and some don't make it, it is not a matter of luck nor a poor record overall.

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