It's not clear where the story originated and no specific club has been mentioned but it would be a natural progression for a player who has seen his career stall in recent years in the Premier League.
His £20m move from Arsenal to Everton has failed to reignite his fortunes and a change of pace and scenery in Major League Soccer could offer him another chance.
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1 Posted 07/04/2019 at 17:06:40
If Southampton want to swap him for Redmond we should look at that.
2 Posted 07/04/2019 at 17:24:47
3 Posted 07/04/2019 at 17:51:52
4 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:34:09
5 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:42:57
Looks like he'll be cashing Beckham's checks.
6 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:47:24
7 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:49:15
8 Posted 07/04/2019 at 19:59:51
We need to swap him for nobody. Stick with what we have and give Lookman the opening he needs. Other than that get Theo back to form. Focing Redmond and Charlie Austin. How about we look to players that can at least give us the hope we need to get into the top 4.
9 Posted 07/04/2019 at 20:28:49
10 Posted 07/04/2019 at 20:32:54
11 Posted 07/04/2019 at 20:40:07
Redmond is a great little player in a crap team.
12 Posted 07/04/2019 at 21:04:50
13 Posted 07/04/2019 at 21:07:34
14 Posted 07/04/2019 at 22:44:29
15 Posted 08/04/2019 at 00:03:47
16 Posted 08/04/2019 at 00:46:47
Cant believe he is on top wages and glad to see him go (thought he could have done a job for us but has proven to be absolutely fucking useless)
Get him off the inflated wage bill and give Lookman a shout.
17 Posted 08/04/2019 at 00:54:03
Spot on mate, why the fuck would we want Redmond, he's bang average and currently in a purple patch. He's 25 years old, he's been at Southampton for 3 season's and averaged a goal every 10 games. This has been his best season and he's on 3 prem goals in 32 prem games.
Forget a swap deal, let's just try and claw a few quid back on him and go after someone different.
18 Posted 08/04/2019 at 01:00:57
We were excellent in every position against Arsenal today. Rightly so, the players have been praised. Yet prior to recent performances, many fans were saying that Coleman was finished, Gomes was a 'flash in the pan' and Calvert-Lewin would never make a striker! How fickle people can be and how quickly opinions can change! These are the same fans currently writing Walcott off. Yet in Theo's early games for us, he looked different class to his team mates. Head and shoulders above everyone at the time. His arrival in a blue shirt was a breath of fresh air and promised so much. I still think he is a class act. He needs to regain his confidence, up his work rate and become more consistant. There are legitimate comparisons to how Delafeu was for us, in so much as both possess great talent, but too often their contributions are anonymous.
I'm appealing to Evertonians to give Theo every opportunity to regain the scoring touch, that has deserted him at present. It is far too premature to be writing him off.
19 Posted 08/04/2019 at 01:13:04
20 Posted 08/04/2019 at 01:37:26
Fair comment. The whole team performance was immense today. Gomes must be signed, Zouma also. With luck, Guyye (30 years old by the way) will stay. Hopefully it will be a springboard for better things, namely European competition. If we can achieve that, we will need a quality squad in depth. I believe Walcott can still contribute to that squad. I would also like to take a second look at Vlasic. We have some excellent young U23 players on the fringe. The future is healthy.
We have much dead wood to get rid of, Mirallas, Bollassie, Sandro, to name but three. Greatly inferior to Walcott in my opinion.
21 Posted 08/04/2019 at 02:11:02
The lad's having a good season by all accounts, so I hope you're right.
22 Posted 08/04/2019 at 02:37:59
Alabama, Mississippi, and the Panhandle of my beloved State?
Flat? Yes. God's country? Yes. Second Amendment bastion?
Sounds a fine commute / trip to me!
Theo would love it. Move him on.
23 Posted 08/04/2019 at 09:35:54
Apart from a couple of early decent (ish) performances and goals, he has delivered next to nothing, he has limited Lookman's chances (or should I say Marco has, by continually picking him) of first team involvement.
I just hope we can recoup some of the inflated fee we paid, and apart from Theo banking a few million, the only other party that has benefitted was the guy who had a bet on him joining us, and won about £50K.
24 Posted 08/04/2019 at 10:44:21
25 Posted 08/04/2019 at 11:08:12
26 Posted 08/04/2019 at 12:58:52
Yet obviously they've not been frequent enough and the feeling is that we can do better to develop Lookman or find a young alternative. If and when he goes I will not be saying good riddance, he deserves better than that.
27 Posted 08/04/2019 at 13:52:32
Like Lennon the team initially got a push upon his arrival but he has fallen short since then.
It is time to let him go and give Vlasic a chance.
We need to be spending big on a forward and a central defender as a priority for next season.
28 Posted 08/04/2019 at 14:26:20
He is quick, he can finish (occasionally, but especially when he doesnt have to think about it) that is about all. His all round game is absolutely shocking for a professional who has been in and around first team squads and international football for about 13 years now. Good luck to him but its patently obvious that premier league football is just far too hard for him now and his cameos for Everton make it seem as if he has won a fucking competition to have a run out in the big league.
I remember a stat lover on here had reeled out that Walcott had had 3 times as many touches in the minutes he was on than any other player in one of his cameos citing this “fact” as to why he was an important player yet had failed to grasp that Walcott was taking a minimum of 3 touches to eventually control the fucking ball.
Good luck, good riddance (as a footballer, as a person he seems like a lovely bloke who goes above and beyond with his charity/meet and greet duties). He is currently blocking the path of another youngster who, potentially, could be a far better player so get on the blower to your mate Becks and dont look back.
29 Posted 08/04/2019 at 14:56:25
If you don't have passion for the game or the shirt you wont perform.
A quick and talented lad hindered by his own mindset,
30 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:32:44
Its as if nothings changed from the last few years of his Arsenal career. Arsenal fans Ive spoken with always say he never quite got his consistency together.
I think the MLS would salvage his career. I dont see him bar a miracle getting the bit between his teeth for EFC first team.
Henry O, and Vlasic offer more and have age on their side.
MB & MS have some tough actions once the Spurs game is over.
Nb Any one know whats happened with Morgan Schneiderlin?
31 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:47:14
Walcott needs a goal. And is far more intelligent with the ball, than Richarlison. Bang in form he can make a huge difference to us. I wouldnt write him off, Id support him and bring him on as sub till his confidence returns. A lot of players were guilty of rushing chances against both West Ham and Arsenal. Im fact every single one of our forward players. Bring him into this confident team and see what he can do. Im now thinking we dont need to bring in a large amount of new players. Just a bit of tinkering...
32 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:57:32
Don't know whether it's a fear of being injured or a general lack of heart but I, and others around me in the TB, see it week in week out, but not so much recently due to his well overdue dropping to the bench!
33 Posted 08/04/2019 at 20:32:32
In this case aim I was asking if any one knows what happened to Morgan Schneiderlin, after being absent from the squad, th3 last couple of games.
34 Posted 08/04/2019 at 21:03:21
It's took Sterling 3 seasons, a great coach, lots of practice, hard work and encouragement from all around him to finally learn its not just about pace. You still have to be a good player, you need more than one attribute.
Bollasie, McGeady, Delofou, Lennon all had / have great pace but in many ways are average players. They still needed to be good team players. It used to be written Walcott wanted to be the main striker at Arsenal. He may have had a few seasons when he scored 10+ goals but he's no striker. He needs 5 chances just to get a shot on target.
I think the others could have offered more if they learnt to be better team players. Bollasie strength, power and airiel ability. McGeady trickery and can cross, same for Del.
Lennon had a better work ethic and a better passer of the ball.
Ultimately none are good or consistent enough to be playing for a champions league team. And it appears not even good enough for us. It's a strange game sometimes but that's team sport in general.
I think Schnides may have been rumbled. What ever he may appear to do on a training pitch certainly isn't reproduced when it matters.
35 Posted 09/04/2019 at 10:36:05
His game was all about pace and come 30 that's going in most players. He's never a footballer and that shows time and time again. It's just a shame that it's taken Marco Silva to see what we all see on a match day because constantly playing him has almost certainly cost us points due to his total ineffectiveness. Sell him to anyone daft enough to employ Allardyce in the future.
36 Posted 09/04/2019 at 10:49:15
Redmond is a good player. But is he good enough? With Richalison on the right and Bernard on the left we look good, would he improve on that?
37 Posted 11/04/2019 at 14:30:42
Hot, hot, hot.
38 Posted 11/04/2019 at 14:37:29
Wasted out on the wing, when we were out of sorts, I would have given him a run in an advanced number 10 role, when we struggled in attack.
Been a letdown, but like I say, only ever played in one position.
As for the biggest waste of money, I would hand that to Sandro.
39 Posted 11/04/2019 at 15:08:28
He has absurd close control, a good burst of pace, very difficult to dislodge off the ball, he 'sees' a play very quickly and knows how to finish.
He made his debut for the national team last month, coming on as sub for our own Richarlison. He didn't look out of place and assisted a goal.
He'll be on every club's radar, so don't get your hopes up!
BTW, a Ronaldinho-linked story from Brazil this week. His 14-year-old son has just been signed up by my Brazilian club, Cruzeiro after a trial. The nice angle of the story is that he didn't tell them who his father was as he wanted to succeed on his own merits, not on the back of his father's reputation.
40 Posted 11/04/2019 at 16:10:13
As for Walcott I predicted this outcome. A good start, some decent matches, some much needed pace but not the future for Everton. Certainly not our worst signing and Im surprised hes surplus to requirements quite so quickly but his end product has not been good enough this season. If we get a good offer expect to see him go but having said that Silva does seem to like him so I would not be surprised to see him stay.
FYI Dont expect Onyekuru to be an upgrade; very similar player, lighting fast with sporadic great finishing but not a rounded game. So far. The only difference is that Onyekurus best years are ahead of him.
41 Posted 11/04/2019 at 18:31:24
Ive always had a soft spot for Ajax ever since the days of Cruyff, Haan, Neeskens, Keizer etc... I only wish some billionaire would buy them so they could keep their best players and regain their place at the top table. Football needs a strong Ajax!
42 Posted 11/04/2019 at 18:50:20
43 Posted 11/04/2019 at 19:20:03
Saw that we've beem linked with Adams from Birmingham. Been excellent by all accounts, and fits the bill. Will probably cost 15 million upwards. Can play out wide or centrally. Maybe loan them Gordon, or sell Dowell to sweeten the deal.
44 Posted 11/04/2019 at 19:29:17
45 Posted 11/04/2019 at 19:42:19
46 Posted 11/04/2019 at 20:34:51
So many good players move to new clubs and for some reason it doesnt work out and their careers suffer (or end) Mangala comes to mind - brilliant with Porto terrible in England. The best example is Juan Sebastian Veron who was one of the best in the world but fell flat on his face here. Diego Forlan was another and there are many more.
47 Posted 11/04/2019 at 21:32:59
If you watched, he didnt thread the ball through the eye of the needle for Ajax, he simply passed into space and it was the movement of the team that was effective rather than the accuracy of the passing.
Ziyech was the one who made things happen. I would say he was the Arteta for that side and Klaasen was the Cahill. Only Klaasen wasnt good in the air, he just arrived late in the box and scored often as a result.
Klaasen can clearly only play one way. Thats flat out and full of energy. Koeman tried to recreate that at Everton. He didnt want 3 no10s he wanted to play a very narrow 4231 with the 3 all central and, like Ajax, bamboozling teams with the movement.
This was the side he wanted to play:
Sigurdsson Rooney Klaasen
Baines Williams Keane Coleman
Only Giroud didnt sign and so the formation and tactics didnt work. Giroud is good at linking the play. The ball can be fired up to him and he can knock it back to the attacking midfield 3 who would then be breaking at pace and with them all having excellent technique and able to work in tight spaces they could cut through the opposition.
It just didnt work without Giroud. Rooneys legs had clearly gone. He looked ok in the first few games but he got slower as the games started to come thick and fast. Klaasen didnt settle into the side and Koeman lost confidence in his plan and tried to change it back to last season, only to find that it didnt work without Lukaku, and his backup striker Sandro was not as good as they hoped. Then we saw lots of chopping and changing as he panicked as the results got worse and worse and Klaasen never started two games in a row again.
I would have thought that the Klaasen of Ajax could do a job in the present side, but Silva had a good look at him and quickly decided that he was not good enough and sold him. I dont blame him with the wages he was on, but I still think Klaasen could be a top player in the right side.
48 Posted 11/04/2019 at 21:36:30
49 Posted 11/04/2019 at 21:53:56
I don't think we need to bring in lots of players. Gomes, Zouma, and a quality striker - Belotti from Torino for me. He's the right age, strong in the air, scores goals, gets assists and is a leader. We also need a RB. I'd love us to buy Wan Bissaka but think we'd have little chance of getting him. Joe Williams can come in and provide defensive midfield cover.
50 Posted 11/04/2019 at 22:05:11
Colin, I forgot to mention about Veron as well. There was a big problem with that type of player in England. Ill cite two examples we know very well.
Firstly, Thomas Gravesen. Thomas played the beckenbauer role for HSV. The Germans were obsessed with the position even after Franz hung his boots up. A no10 type player playing sweeper in the back four and tasked with bringing the ball out of defence and with quarter back style passing. Lothar Matthaus showed that a real quality player could be effective in the role as he dropped back there when his legs had gone.
HSV played Gravesen there. He also played as a DM. He had lots of time on the ball and as we all know his passing was superb, both long and short. So, when he came to Everton smith wanted him to play as a DM and dictate the play. Gravesen found that he had less time on the ball and really struggled. One game Waldo dropped him into the back four and tried him as a sweeper but that was even worse.
We only saw glimpses of Gravesen until Moyes got the best out of him by allowing him to play central midfield with zero defensive duties and Lee Carsley tidying up behind him. He was a luxury player in a team of hard working players and suddenly he was able to find space and get on the ball and make things happen. We finished 4th amassing 2/3 of the total points in 1/2 season he played.
Next example is his replacement, Mikel Arteta. I differ from many of you on here. I think Arteta did not play particularly well in his loan spell. Yes he looked quality and yes everyone could see he was worth signing, but he was out of position.
Like Gravesen he was signed on his work as a defensive midfielder and like Gravesen he barely put a tackle in. Instead he was in space and getting on the ball and pulling the strings. We all know that Moyes shoved him onto the wing, not because he was a winger but to give him space to operate and to nullify his defensive duties, particularly when he had hibbo behind him. He never really played on the wing, he more played FROM the wing.
So veron is similar in that he played as a defensive midfielder. But again, hes not a tackler. Hes big and strong and was expected to be the United answer to Patrick Vieira. But thats not him. Hes one of the best passers of the ball the game has ever seen. I do really mean that, no one can outdo Veron for passing. Even when he was 40 he was still playing, for his beloved Estudientes in Argentina. He was surrounded by pace and he would hit inch perfect passes from the edge of his own box for the wingers to run on to.
Ferguson didnt know what to do with a player who played in a defensive position but didnt defend. Its alien to English football. Thats why nearly every player who plays in this position has flopped here.
They develop this position in other countries in the world as their game is slower. The player can get the ball off the defence and he has time to read a Sunday paper before he gets any pressure on him. Theyre not used to the pressing that has always been part of our game. That position has no space and so players have to adapt. The space in the English game was not between the midfield and attack it was between the midfield and the defence. Our strikers were taught to drop back and chase the ball. Other countries the strikers just strolled around.
Of course things have changed over the last 10 / 15 years, and we saw Xavi Alonso play the role to perfection. Veron was not a flop because of his lack of quality, he was just not suited to the English game and given little chance to adapt. If he played for Moyes Everton, then I have no doubt Moyes would have done what he did with Arteta and Gravesen and found a way to take all the defensive responsibility off him and allowed him to find space and make things happen and then I would have bet hed have showed his quality as a true world class player.
Veron was nicknamed the little witch. This was because his father was the witch, reportedly on account of his hooked nose. His father was also an argentine international and an Estudientes legend.
Sorry for the lengthy post but Veron is one of my all time favourite players and it infuriated me how british fans dismiss him as a flop and say he wasnt world class on the basis of his time at United and then Chelsea.
It may be of interest that Forlan was the son of an international who was in turn the son of an international. There is very, very few families who can boast internationals in three generations. Apparently Forlans son is a very good youth level player so they might make it an unprecedented fourth generation. For other three generations, the Maldini family are confident that one of Paolos boys will make it.
51 Posted 11/04/2019 at 22:05:55
But Silva was right, there still wouldn't have been a place for him in our lineup today. Like you I was big on Ziyech, advocated for him over Klaassen at the time -- he would have been a club-changing player at a smaller price. But Koeman opted for the safe choice over the madman. Now Bayern are in for Ziyech at €40 million. Ah, well.
52 Posted 11/04/2019 at 22:14:58
He reminds me of Gylfi in that regard. Gylfi is slow off the mark, but when charging around he is fast enough. He can also run all day. He just has so much energy. He must be on batteries.
53 Posted 15/04/2019 at 09:42:15
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