The young Croatian, an £8m signing last year from Hajduk Split, has been made available for loan this season after Marco Silva determined that he would not have role in Everton's first team this season.
There were was speculation on transfer deadline day that CSKA were interested and there are now reports in Russia claiming that his season-long loan move there is now official.
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1 Posted 11/08/2018 at 01:02:04
Hopefully, he either comes back a better player, or it works out for him and a sale can be agreed between both Clubs.
2 Posted 11/08/2018 at 01:16:15
3 Posted 11/08/2018 at 01:20:54
4 Posted 11/08/2018 at 02:16:45
I have never hidden my dislike of him, and don't intend to in the future, but the sooner we get rid of the overpaid, over-rated waste of space the better.
5 Posted 11/08/2018 at 02:28:53
It's the reason why a player like Besic is so much more appreciated despite not having a fraction of his ability.
He's a bad apple and we know what that does to the bunch.
6 Posted 11/08/2018 at 03:22:05
I'd be hoping we could sell him before the European window closes but a loan will do. We need to get players who aren't 100% on board out of the club.
7 Posted 11/08/2018 at 03:45:17
If some young prospect like Vlasic couldn't get game time under Koeman or Allardyce then it would be only too human for him to wonder about his future at the club. What is worrying is that the appointment of Silva should have been a fresh start and he doesn't appear to have made a great first impression.
Silva has mentioned a few times that he has analysed his squad technically and also repeatedly mentioned the need for commitment and fight from his players. It is probably telling that Lookman is going nowhere whilst Vlasic is off on loan.
8 Posted 11/08/2018 at 07:02:14
9 Posted 11/08/2018 at 08:03:23
Wide or as a number 10 we have numerous better players.
Hope he does well because hell need a permanent transfer.
10 Posted 11/08/2018 at 08:05:23
Whether its mis-Management by dropping him for other players not in form, or whether he has a poor attitude - he wasn't the same after Christmas (looks heavier than when he signed).
I would say though, two Croatia caps and a Champions League team being interested in him must mean some see him in a different light to us.
Hopefully he comes back having had a great season and does well for us, as is my hope for all Everton loanees; but if not a sale for a profit will do nicely.
Schneiderlain - I think a lot of us are frustrated because he CAN be a player, it isn't like he has no talent whatsoever.
11 Posted 11/08/2018 at 08:38:01
As for Schneiderlin being one of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, successive Everton managers continue to pick, and play, him so they must see something in him most of us dont.
12 Posted 11/08/2018 at 09:03:00
I put him in the Mirallas category. Every manager persevered with Mirallas and every pre season looked like a fresh start for him. That's because he's got talent - he's probably a decent bloke too. His problems are not due to a lack of ability.
You can well believe a manager looking at Schneiderlin's in training and thinking "he's got ability, I need to use him".
Give it a few months and Silva will reach the same conclusion as us.
13 Posted 11/08/2018 at 09:55:55
I hope he gets game time with CSKA, he needs it. He will have a chance then improve and prove himself. I think his disharmony stems from total frustration that he is way down the pecking order. So I wish him good luck and success in Russia.
14 Posted 11/08/2018 at 10:41:26
I dont believe we see something he doesnt. More he sees something we dont.
So, on to Vlasic, hes a good young player. Hes just not as good as Lookman or Charlie. He lacks the speed to play on the wing, and hes a long way off getting in as a number 10. Hes probably on a par with Dowell and theyre around the same age. I see better passing and vision from Dowell though and I think its the local lad who will be the better player. Id sell Vlasic.
15 Posted 11/08/2018 at 10:42:44
16 Posted 11/08/2018 at 11:00:20
17 Posted 11/08/2018 at 11:17:41
Another write off.
18 Posted 11/08/2018 at 12:28:08
Martinez made the coffin. Koeman and Walsh put us in it and Sam banged in the nails. Then came the resurectionists in M,M&M, who have breathed new life into the fans at least.
Let's hope the corpse responds too at Molinuex today.
19 Posted 11/08/2018 at 12:41:13
Looked like he couldn't really be bothered in pre-season and there are plenty of players that I'd pick ahead of him now.
Needs game time - a loan is perfect.
20 Posted 11/08/2018 at 12:54:45
It's this kind of cobblers that gets spouted on here and becomes fact if it's repeated enough times!
Let's face it — we weren't exactly burning up the Prem before he came.
21 Posted 11/08/2018 at 13:22:20
Showed flashes of ability but looked a bit bothered at times and needs to play which he won't get here at the moment so good luck to him.
22 Posted 11/08/2018 at 13:28:13
23 Posted 11/08/2018 at 13:37:42
He won't last long with Silva at the helm unless he has a transformation in his whole demeanor and way he plays, Silva will give him a chance I'm sure but I'm not the only one hoping he sees what a liability he is and gets rid the guys toxic.
24 Posted 11/08/2018 at 13:41:59
4. Martina has a Dutch passport so hes ok.
5. Tosun has a German passport so he also doesnt count.
6. Zouma is French if you wondered about him.
7. Bolasie is also French, but plays for the country of his parents.
8. Gueye has a French passport.
9. Baningime is English (moved to Liverpool as an infant).
10. I think thats it, but I could be wrong. So my guess is 3. I am sure that 3 is the maximum number we have in our squad (including subs).
25 Posted 11/08/2018 at 15:05:48
26 Posted 11/08/2018 at 15:07:45
27 Posted 11/08/2018 at 17:13:57
28 Posted 11/08/2018 at 22:26:06
29 Posted 11/08/2018 at 22:31:50
30 Posted 11/08/2018 at 22:37:34
31 Posted 11/08/2018 at 22:55:13
32 Posted 11/08/2018 at 23:10:34
33 Posted 11/08/2018 at 23:59:54
We really have no idea about his attitude or behaviour behind the scenes but the idea he might be an option instead of Walcott is laughable.
34 Posted 12/08/2018 at 00:04:15
I'm amazed people dismiss Theo as readily as they do. Wasn't he injured most of pre-season? And then people call him shite for not being up to speed.
35 Posted 12/08/2018 at 00:09:18
36 Posted 12/08/2018 at 04:13:20
Seemed an odd signing after he played well against us, out of the blue panic?
37 Posted 12/08/2018 at 09:11:04
38 Posted 13/08/2018 at 04:15:40
I think Vlasic will become more of a central midfielder when he matures but Everton and Silva need players for now and there is a lot of competition for the forward roles which is great for the team and fans, not so much for young players.
English players are a premium price and I'm guessing giving both Lookman and Dowell continued time with an improving squad may help them realise how high the bar is being lifted.
They all need to put the effort in and keep improving. I hope Vlasic enjoys his loan and gets to play and develop. I say this more for sale value as sadly I don't think he will become an Everton regular.
I think Dowell and Lookman will both go out on loan eventually as they need regular competitive games to develop further.
As for Walcott he's the typical pacey head down and run forward player, not so much a creative player. I think he was a good signing, had pace and can score but he was always inconsistent at Arsenal due to injuries and limited skills.
Richarlison and Bernard are far superior so if everyone stays injury free it will be interesting to see how much game time he gets. Same for Sigurdsson.
39 Posted 13/08/2018 at 14:56:50
40 Posted 15/08/2018 at 09:49:39
41 Posted 15/08/2018 at 21:42:04
Was this an impulse buy based on x2 games in the Europa last season?
If so then unlikely well be trading this way in the future under M&M.
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