Baines signs one-year contract extension at Everton

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Leighton Baines has committed to a further year at Everton, ending speculation over his future.

The veteran fullback was out of contract this summer and there was speculation that he might try his hand in either Major League Soccer or in Scotland with Rangers but remaining at Goodison Park was his preferred option.

Baines has been with Everton for 12 years but lost his first-choice spot at left-back this past season to Player of the Year, Lucas Digne.

“I do feel as proud as when I first signed,” Baines told evertontv. “As you get older, you realise the work you need to do to sustain the level required by the Club.

“And to be judged to be at that level in the later stages of your career is testament to the work you do. You take pride in it all."

Manager Marco Silva was prepared to give an opportunity to Antonee Robinson as back-up in that position this coming season if Baines elected to leave but he expressed his satisfaction that the 34-year-old has put pen to paper on another 12-month deal.

“It was vital for me to keep Leighton at Everton and I am very pleased to finalise his contract before we return for pre-season,” Silva said.

“Leighton is part of the Club's fabric and a top-class professional. Most importantly, Leighton is still an exceptionally good footballer and features in our vision for what we want to achieve at Everton.”

 

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Jay Wood
[BRZ]

1 Posted 19/06/2019 at 19:56:33
EXCELLENT NEWS!

And a commonsense decision by the club, allowing us to allocate funds for more vital positions.

Address Digne's long term back up/competition next season, in which time an academy player may have stepped up.

David Pearl
2 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:04:22
Hope Robinson, and the other youngsters get their loans sorted sooner rather than later. Baines still has a lot to offer, quality back up when needed.
Tony Hill
3 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:22:40
Great.
Darren Hind
4 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:27:02
His link-up play with Pienaar was probably as good as anything we have seen for a long time. He still has something to offer. I'm happy with this.
Peter Mills
5 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:29:52
Good.
Mike Gaynes
6 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:34:39
YAY!!!

I wasn't done watching him yet.

Best guess on Robinson: Half-season loan to Wigan.

John G Davies
7 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:42:14
That will do me. Hopefully he ends up on the coaching staff after his playing career is over.

A very intelligent player. One of the all-time bargains in the history of the Premier League.

Kase Chow
8 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:52:50
Really pleased with this. One of my favourite players.

Needs to stop the crosses though...

Tony Abrahams
9 Posted 19/06/2019 at 20:57:35
Made up for Baines. I just hope Silva rotates his squad better next season and gives Baines more opportunities to play.
Kenny Smith
10 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:01:29
Legend! We can't let him and Jags leave at the same time. Glad both he and the club saw sense.
Derek Knox
11 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:34:48
I am honestly a bit ambivalent over this. I love Leighton to bits, but how much game time will he realistically get?

It's great to know you have reliable cover, but, if called upon in a high tempo match, for whatever reason, could he last the 90 mins against an energetic side?

I would like to think so, but reality, should it arise, may tell a different story! Of course, by this appointment, is he also inhibiting the advancement of our upcoming suitors?

Paul Birmingham
12 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:36:22
Good news and common sense by the club, retaining a class player and well earned.

A good tonic for Evertonians, this preseason.

Steven Astley
13 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:38:18
Is that the new strip he is wearing on the photos posted on the official site?!
John G Davies
14 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:54:57
Rudiger out for the start of the season.

Allied to the Chelsea transfer ban, that looks like Zouma won't be back.

Tony Twist
15 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:57:45
Where's the centre-forward, Marcel!? Good that Baines has re-signed but he should be used very, very sparingly.
Paul Bernard
16 Posted 19/06/2019 at 22:04:28
Absolutely buzzing he is staying for another season. I think we need that quality as back-up but to push the first 11.

If this is Baines's last season, then I would like the club to announce it before the season ends. He deserves a lot of love and respect. Best left-back I've seen at Everton. I'm only 29 so there isn't much to choose from to be fair.

Terry White
17 Posted 19/06/2019 at 22:08:49
Steven (#13), this question was asked and answered on another link. Baines is wearing a training top.
Minik Hansen
18 Posted 19/06/2019 at 22:40:58
Derek Knox #11, I believe he is still up to 90 mins, it will just be a bit different approach than having Digne on the side. Baines rarely got a knock, he takes good care of himself, so there is a reason he has signed a one-year extension. Great to still have him around. COYB.
Steven Astley
19 Posted 19/06/2019 at 23:26:50
Terry (#17),

Oh I do sincerely apologise sir. Hope you've had a... nice day!

Mike Gaynes
20 Posted 20/06/2019 at 00:53:43
Off-topic, for those who didn't watch the Copa America game between Colombia and Qatar (what, you had something better to do?), our man Mina had an uneventful game that should have been a bit more eventful. He headed barely wide on a corner kick and then missed a sitter off a James free kick, heading the ball directly into the keeper's chest. He was essentially unchallenged defensively as Qatar mustered little in attack.
Si Cooper
21 Posted 20/06/2019 at 01:10:52
Why are Qatar in the Copa America?
Don Alexander
22 Posted 20/06/2019 at 01:14:14
Can anyone identify another top-four club, to which I hope we aspire, who in the last 10 years have extended the contract of a 34-year-old mere squad member?
Derek Thomas
23 Posted 20/06/2019 at 01:21:55
Baines will be good for the odd couple of games here or there. But heaven forfend we get a longterm problem though, because I don't think his legs will do a long run of Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday... especially if it's over Christmas.
Mike Gaynes
24 Posted 20/06/2019 at 01:33:00
Si #21, CONMEBOL (the South American federation) frequently invites nations from other federations to participate in the Copa America. This time it was Japan and Qatar, the finalists in the Asian Cup. In 2016 it was the US and Mexico. Next time, I believe Australia is invited.
Jay Harris
25 Posted 20/06/2019 at 04:15:16
From all accounts, Bainesy is an excellent trainer and a good influence around the dressing room. His loyalty and dedication to the club should be remembered.

We have had some characters at left-back: psycho Pat, Rhino, Andy Hinchcliffe, Paul Powers and the great Ramon Wilson – bit he is up there with the best of them.

A great decision by the club and the player.

Derek Knox
26 Posted 20/06/2019 at 05:51:34
Don @ 22, not 100% sure but I think Vincent Kompany at Man City got some extension to his contract not so long ago, of course we know he has moved on into player/management now, but he is slightly older than Baines, but also kept himself in good condition.
Alan J Thompson
27 Posted 20/06/2019 at 05:52:31
Given the way Digne has been playing we had the choices of extending Baines contract for one more season, relying on Robinson as cover which would have been expected to be only a few games at best or sign somebody as cover. This makes most sense but I would like to see Robinson given priority as deputy for at least the second half of the season say from the January window on and not marooned out on loan somewhere.
Kevin Prytherch
28 Posted 20/06/2019 at 07:48:17
Don, off the top of my head, John Terry and Michael Carrick.
Danny O'Neill
29 Posted 20/06/2019 at 08:02:37
John Terry was at Chelsea until 36. Not Premier League but Pirlo played for Juventus and appeared in a World Cup at a similar age. It depends on position but, if the player looks after themselves and is used appropriately, they can offer a lot. Don't underestimate presence and influence away from what we see for 90 minutes on a Saturday.

I don't always get the obsession with age. Most good teams balance youth and potential with experience and wisdom.

Then again, I'm 47 and still think I've got it so would have that view!

John G Davies
30 Posted 20/06/2019 at 08:11:54
What is the relevance of Baines's age, Don? It's not as if he will be starting next season. He is cover for Digne. And very good cover at that.

He has looked after himself over the years fitness-wise; he won't let anyone down if called upon.

Annika Herbert
31 Posted 20/06/2019 at 10:46:09
I am with Don @22,

Although it goes against the general feeling, I am disappointed with this deal. Much as I love Baines, how many clubs were desperate to sign him up? For me, it's just another season wasted for a possible long-term replacement, such as Robinson.

Nor do I feel Baines will be up to filling in for Digne over an extended period, although I hope that will never be the case. So much for giving youth a chance! He was never the best defender in his prime so he isn't going to be any better at 34. I sincerely hope he proves me 100% wrong... but I have my doubts.

Steve Ferns
32 Posted 20/06/2019 at 11:04:50
Not often I disagree with what you write, but I do here Annika. For me, Baines is better than 90% of the backup left backs in the league. I have not been overly impressed with young Robinson yet, but he is highly rated within the club and by our very own Mike Gaynes (is he the American dad?). Even Gaynes thinks Robinson is not ready right now, and at #6 he moots a 6-month loan. If Robbo's biggest fan (/ Dad?) thinks he ain't ready, then surely he ain't ready.

By Baines staying here another year, it gives Robinson 12 months to prove himself ready. We can send him out and see if he can step up a level this season. If not, then we will need to look at other youngsters or even sign someone. Signing someone is not the route I would want to go down. Something about having a strong back up makes me think it's more likely the star man (Digne) could leave (to Spurs?).

I think another 12-months is perfect. And think about the past, we used to give 34 year-olds 3-year deals!

Rob Halligan
33 Posted 20/06/2019 at 11:17:22
We could always try and sign Andy Robertson from the RS. He would make a perfect back up for Lucas Digne.
Jack Convery
34 Posted 20/06/2019 at 11:17:35
Good deal for both parties. A great influence both on and off the pitch. Now get Gomes signed, keep Gueye and get us a Centre Forward and a right back to challenge Seamus.
Chris Gould
35 Posted 20/06/2019 at 11:30:51
I can't understand the concern or obsession with a player's age, when the contract is a one year deal for a backup left back. It makes perfect sense for Baines to stay. He is still good enough, he understands the system and style of play, he is liked and respected, and he brings a lot of experience.

Why do people second guess the decisions made by Silva and Brands when they are far less informed? We aren't privy to the reams of data used to analyse these players' fitness and attitude, we have no idea how they perform in training and what influence they have on the squad. We also don't know who is available in the market to come in and sit on the bench as a backup. I would suggest that there won't be many, if any, better than Baines.

We have plenty to do in the market this summer, and we can now put off worrying about a backup left back for 12 months. It was hard enough finding one for Baines.

Matthew Williams
36 Posted 20/06/2019 at 12:10:47
Another wrong move from my club, when will this misery end?

Digne
Robinson
Galloway
Garbutt
Foulds
Even...Dowell if pushed could play left wing back.

I give up, a club going nowhere...how many years now without a trophy !?.

Mike Gaynes
37 Posted 20/06/2019 at 12:59:42
Steve #32, there's two nightmarish thoughts to start the day -- Digne to Spurs and me being a papa. To anyone. I decided 50 years ago that the best way I could serve the world was by not debauching it with replicas of myself, and anyone who knows me will testify as to the wisdom of that decision.

Annika #31, aside from my affection for Baines I think this is also a wise business decision. Our limited funds can be better spent than on bringing in a new left back for 5-10 games a year when we know exactly what we have in Leighton.

And as for Robinson, he lost a crucial half-season of development when he blew out his ankle last November, and it shows. After a couple of uneven performances for the US, he was cut from the squad for the Gold Cup last week. He has all the physical gifts but still needs maturing much as Coleman needed the Blackpool loan. He's gotta go play a lot of games somewhere.

Jim Wilson
38 Posted 20/06/2019 at 13:04:46
A true Everon great and still good enough to be a regular in the first team
Kev Jones
39 Posted 20/06/2019 at 13:10:28
The Echo is reporting £1.9M bid for Robinson from Wigan. I don't know enough about him to say but do we stick or twist?
Steve Carse
40 Posted 20/06/2019 at 13:15:37
Sell with a sell-on clause.
Steve Brown
41 Posted 20/06/2019 at 13:38:16
Good news, although Marcel's short-sleeve jumper and shirt combo in the photo was questionable.
Steve Ferns
42 Posted 20/06/2019 at 14:02:17
Steve B. there was a lot on twitter last night who were making enquiries about where they too can buy a short sleeved jumper. I think Brands may be starting a new trend on Merseyside and if the club commercial department had anything about them, they'd start stocking a few in the club shop now.

I recall when "Bobby Brown Shoes" was in his honeymoon period and believe that if the club had started stocking replica shoes then they'd have flown off the shelves at that time.

The club also misses a trick by not selling more business wear. A lot of people wear ties these days, but the club sells a limited and very poor quality tie. They also fail to stock the club suit, which has a barely noticeable Tower Emblem in black stitching on the lapel. Sure, the player's probably wear fancy Italian handmade suits, but I'm sure Kenwright can ring up his best mate Phillip Green and get a TopMan replica stocked in the club shop. The club should certainly test the water.

Derek Knox
43 Posted 20/06/2019 at 14:20:53
Steve, do they do Cycle Helmets ? Now there's an idea, but they must be in blue, none of this pink, unless it's for our lady supporters.
Rob Marsh
44 Posted 20/06/2019 at 14:33:54
I've got nothing but love for Leighton, but I'm both happy and sad for the lad.

When he played at the end of last season with his injury and was not given the respect he deserved in one game he was substituted in, I thought move on mate you deserve better.

I still think this, he's still got too much to offer, he should be playing, but he loves the club and wants to fight for his place. The lad definitely has a pair, respect to him.

He's the kind of player that makes EFC EFC, I hope he gets some decent game time.

That's what my heart says, there may be some financial and strategic imperatives involved here for both club and Leighton, I don't care!

Brian Williams
45 Posted 20/06/2019 at 15:07:11
I'm bored now. We've not been linked with anyone out of our league, having no chance of obtaining a work permit, tearing up the Copa America, or scoring for fun in the womens (not ladies) world cup for a week.
When does the season start again????

Aaand another thing... I see our ex-striker is showing his class again if stories are true that he (Lukaku of course) has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan, this before the clubs have even agreed a fee, or maybe even before any offer has been made.

Should he move there, I wonder how long it will be before he's spouting how much he loves (insert country here) when once again the world stops revolving around "constellation Lukaku?"

Still bored. Where's Steve Ferns and his funny flycycling stories when you need him?

Mike Gaynes
46 Posted 20/06/2019 at 15:12:54
Kev #39, I've predicted Robinson is headed back to Wigan, but on loan. Paul Cook loves the kid, and when Robinson came back from injury, Wigan had its best run of the season to rise well clear of the relegation battle.

No way we should sell him, and the supposed £1.9m bid is ridiculous if true. Players of his physical gifts don't come along every day, and he has a top attitude. He just needs time to develop.

Mike Gaynes
47 Posted 20/06/2019 at 15:14:00
Brian, we need to have another beer, mate. You are too damn funny.
Brian Williams
48 Posted 20/06/2019 at 15:16:23
😘 and that should have read "flycling."
Robert Williams
49 Posted 20/06/2019 at 15:55:10
I hear that the club are introducing an instruction manual "How to perfect the bicycle kick". Sales are predicted to soar, but many seem to think it will be an uphill struggle resulting in sales plummeting after a short period of over-heating. Described at explosive, anyone attempting 'the bicycle kick' is advised to wear a helmet.
Annika Herbert
50 Posted 20/06/2019 at 16:13:06
Steve @32,

And what do we do if Baines is found wanting when he is needed? In his prime, I would never question his being in the team, never mind the squad. But he is no longer in his prime and anyone disputing that fact is looking through rose-tinted glasses.

He has been one of my favourite players but time catches up with us all and I, personally, think it was time to let him go. If he was still performing at a very high level, clubs would have been falling over themselves to get him signed up. Apparently not too many were.

Chris @35, I never mentioned anyone being brought in as a replacement, but I do think we should have allowed a younger player to assume the back-up role to Digne. You are right; I have no idea what stats the backroom staff have on Baines, or any other player, but neither do you. But never let sentiment stop us from re-signing players, eh?

Derek Knox
51 Posted 20/06/2019 at 16:20:04
Annika, I have of a similar concern to yourself, I love Baines as we all do, but I noticed in his brief spells playing last season, he was 'blowing for tugs' and well off the pace.

He is now almost a year older so can't see that improving, it is a lot of money to have sitting on the bench, and if called upon can he deliver as before?

Derek Knox
52 Posted 20/06/2019 at 16:28:28
Robert @ 49, don't you mean the flycycle kick? :-)
Kevin Dyer
53 Posted 20/06/2019 at 16:52:08
We're moving a lot of players out this summer and plenty more to follow. Silva likely wants to try and retain some continuity, even if it'll be mostly on the training pitch, particularly with Jags leaving. My take is that Digne has an excellent injury record and is super-fit, so Baines will likely see even less action than last season. He knows how Silva wants to play and I think will get himself into the best shape possible, so even at 34 he likely can handle the odd game. he showed last year that he still has the brains and skills to play, if the legs are failing.

Also, his contract will be that of a backup, I'd imagine something like half the £75k he was on. If we'd let him go without a ready made replacement we'd have to take a punt and for those kind of wages we'd be bringing in someone of the calibre of Martina, realistically, so all-in-all this is a sensible move and allows us to prioritize bringing in starting-calibre players. As regards Robinson, let's use Baines presence as an opportunity to get him moire experience, see if we can loan him out to an EPL team this year, or at least a top Championship team. Hey, let's go nuts and see if a team in Europe would be interested?

Chris Gould
55 Posted 20/06/2019 at 18:13:33
Annika, sentiment has nothing to do with this decision. It's Brands's show now, not Kenwright's. Hence Jags not being offered a new contract.

If there was a young left-back capable of standing in for Digne, then that would be great, but clearly Silva and Brands don't think anyone is ready. So it would be foolish to leave us weak and exposed with a kid who's not good enough. What youngster do you believe is ready to step in for Digne at a moment's notice? Possibly for a derby match or cup semi-final?

The full-backs are more important in today's game than ever before. Baines won't let us down. In fact, when he does get a chance, I bet he puts on a passing masterclass. Time will tell...

Robert Williams
56 Posted 20/06/2019 at 18:31:00
DK 52, I suppose only a 'fly mush' could make up such a story. Last time I heard of an exploding inner tube the vicar's daughter was up the spout!
Annika Herbert
58 Posted 20/06/2019 at 18:49:20
Chris @55, it's not his passing I am worried about, it's his defending. As Derek said earlier, when he did play last season, it looked like he was struggling with the pace of the game and I don't see that changing now.

As I understand it, Silva was quite happy to have Robinson as back-up to Digne, if Baines didn't sign on again. Personally, that's what I would have preferred to happen. I do hope you are right with your opinion but I suspect it's a decision we will come to regret.

It would be an awful shame to see Baines performing as a shadow of his former self.

Steve Ferns
59 Posted 20/06/2019 at 18:52:26
Annika, I don’t have any concerns over Baines’ current ability. I still think he could be a capable first team left back. Digne has showed he’s better, on current ability, but Baines can be relied on.
Brian Williams
60 Posted 20/06/2019 at 18:55:15
Ooh we're negotiating with the pensioners for the big man!!!
Kev Jones
62 Posted 20/06/2019 at 19:31:34
Mike# 46 Given Antonee’s potential then at 1.9 mill it sounds like we have something to lose for very little financial gain. A loan sounds better.

I’m pleased Leighton is around for another year, a good deputy and because of his influence in the dressing room.

Perhaps, as someone suggested, he could go defensive midfield in the Lahm role ( I also have thirty pairs of brown shoes which I bought just before Bobby got the boot, if anyone is interested).

Darren Hind
64 Posted 20/06/2019 at 20:13:49
Footy off the menu ?

I don't know why, but I have a gut feeling we will see one more sublime from that wand attached to the bottom of Leighton's left leg.

I'm thinking Jeers from Chavs as he lines up in the dying second of an FA cup tie at Stamford Bridge.

I'm thinking wankers signs being hastilly shoved up jumpers as The Irons realise he REALLY can do it again.

I'm thinking gob smacked Geordies as they realise he IS going to hit it from there.

i'm thinking "1-0 and we've spent fuck all" at the Etihad

I'm thinking; "fuck me if only the others had given us these moments of Joy"

Leighton Baines - A throw back to when you had to be top class to get anywhere near the Everton team


Ray Smith
65 Posted 20/06/2019 at 20:58:37
Chris 35

A very good well-balanced post.

We have to trust in Marcel and Marco to go about their business, keeping their powder dry, which although frustrating at times is the correct way to conduct business.

With regard to those who would have Robinson as back up to Digne. He will gain more experience on loan, where he would hopefully gain a whole seasons experience, rather than sitting on the bench and possibly getting 5 or 6 games.

He may well then be ready for season 20-21, when Leighton's new contract expires.

Annika Herbert
66 Posted 20/06/2019 at 21:49:05
Steve@59,we will have to agree to disagree then,as I still feel it was a mistake to extend Baines contract.But,as I said earlier.i won,t be the least upset if he proves me 100%
Matt Woods
67 Posted 21/06/2019 at 03:28:18
Leighton Baines is a Rolls-Royce of a footballer. Yes, he is 34 but Maldini was playing in the Champions League at 40.

Make no mistake, Bainsy is being given another year because he is still a class act. He is by all accounts a top class pro and has kept in exceptional shape. Everton has been very fortunate to have a player of his technical excellence commit the vast majority of his career to the club. Speak to fans of other clubs and he is universally admired. This is very rare in the modern age.

Lucas Digne has been a revelation but his consistency is partly down to knowing there is a top-class guy fighting for his shirt. Forget his age, we need more players with his pedigree to maintain competition in the squad. If Robinson is good enough, his time will come.

David Ellis
68 Posted 21/06/2019 at 03:30:11
He's 34 not 38. He's good for another season as backup. Robinson not ready and we can kick that can down the road for another season. Leighton is also an important part of the club's DNA and losing him and Jags at the same time would have a cultural impact which may be negative (some may say it's positive). Overall, a 1-year extension seems sensible to me.
Tony Everan
69 Posted 21/06/2019 at 11:03:47
The club have not done this for sentimental reasons, it's a sound decision.

It is a long hard season and Leighton showed last season that he could step in and play very well. If he is injury free and fully fit, he is well able to be a quality backup for Digne. Not many teams will have such quality ready to step in in that position.

Annika Herbert
70 Posted 21/06/2019 at 11:16:30
Not many teams were willing to snap that quality up either. Nor is Baines anything like Maldini, but we will see in the coming season. I still believe it's a bad move. By the way, what position does DNA play for Everton?
Robert Williams
71 Posted 21/06/2019 at 11:21:19
Annika - Do not ask!
Steve Ferns
72 Posted 21/06/2019 at 11:37:29
Annika, what you may have missed is that a year ago, Allardyce had made a young squad very old. Now the same squad is looking very young again. We have the following players on our books over the age of 30:

Maarten Stekelenburg (36),
Leighton Baines (34),
Kevin Mirallas (31),
Yannick Bolasie (30),
Seamus Coleman (30)

Then consider that Coleman is the only starter and Baines is back-up and the rest are largely unwanted and on the way out, suddenly this is a squad that needs experience, whether that's from the bench or not.

In terms of average age of our squad, we are a middling 26.9, being 8th youngest squad in the league. However, Silva was selecting the second youngest first team in the league with an average age of 24.7. Therefore, Baines's experience is crucial, even if it's not on the pitch.

Annika Herbert
73 Posted 21/06/2019 at 12:10:04
Steve @72, so what happens if we find out Baines has regressed even further than the previous 2 seasons? Fine if he performs how the majority seem to think he will but, if he fails miserably, then what?

Even Distin's legs went in the end so why do so many feel Baines will be different? I get the experience point but that didn't seem to affect the Man Utd side of Beckham and Co.

We will find out in the not too distant future and I sincerely hope I have lots of humble pie to eat regarding Baines's performances. But I fear the worst.

Tommy Carter
74 Posted 21/06/2019 at 12:21:15
As cover and competition for Digne, Bainesy won’t let us down. No chance, he’s too good
Annika Herbert
75 Posted 21/06/2019 at 13:41:21
Tommy @74, we will just have to wait and see. But I am nowhere near as confident about it as you are.
Tommy Surgenor
76 Posted 21/06/2019 at 14:19:09
As cover for Digne, I am delighted with Baines.

Who else could we get to come in as good as Baines that would also be happy to sit on bench?

My only fear would be if Digne picked up a knock during the busy festive period. I don’t think Baines could play 3 times in 7 or so days anymore.

Apart from that, we have no European commitments so Baines could easily be managed through a lighter weekly schedule.

Very sensible move all round and IMHO one that is not based on sentiment.

George Cumiskey
77 Posted 21/06/2019 at 19:31:31
A bit off the subject here but if anyone watched the England vs Romania Under-21 game, they would've seen why we are desperate for a goalscorer.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is not and will never be a natural goalscorer, Abrahams came on for 10 minutes and showed him how it's done.

Annika Herbert
78 Posted 22/06/2019 at 10:39:54
So how come he doesn't appear to be highly rated by Chelsea, George? I don't recall Abrahams ever scoring too consistently in the Premier League, not that he has ever had a real go at it. But it's not like top teams are clamouring for his signature, is it?

I would suggest it might be better to wait and see if he gets a chance to prove me wrong this coming season.

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