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Everton to rival Arsenal for Genk star

| Monday, 06 May 2019 11comments  |  Jump to last
Everton are being linked with a £25m move for Genk captain Leandro Trossard, the forward who has been the subject of serious interest from Arsenal.

The 24-year-old has 12 goals in 28 league appearances this season, mostly scored from out wide and that has increased the possibility he could leave for one of Europe's top leagues this summer.

Trossard, who has a scoring record of a goal every three games for Genk, is also reportedly being watched by Wolfsburg.



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Derek Knox
1 Posted 06/05/2019 at 06:45:34
Now this one excites me more, right age has a good scoring average, and to be made a Captain must be of good stock. I assume of course that Theo Walcott will be moving on and this guy will be his replacement.

On a lighter note, his name sounds like the name for a surgical corset or some form of ladies under garment.

Ray Roche
2 Posted 06/05/2019 at 06:49:50
“Ladies undergarment “ Trossard?
I’ll take your word for that Derek.
Derek Knox
3 Posted 06/05/2019 at 07:18:46
Ooh Matron! Stop messing about!
Sam Hoare
4 Posted 06/05/2019 at 07:43:07
Useful player. He works hard and crucially scores a fair few goals from outside the box. Apart from Gylfi and Digne we don’t have many players who can score from long range and getting more goals into the squad in general is a priority this summer.
Frank Crewe
5 Posted 06/05/2019 at 11:40:51
Derek,

I think you assume too much. I haven't seen any reports of any clubs interested in taking Walcott. I doubt he's going anywhere.

We have to be realistic. First priority is keeping the players we have. By this I mean players who other clubs have shown an interest in, such as Richarlison, Keane and Gueye. Man Utd in particular will be looking for centre-backs this summer. We don't want them knocking on our door. No more weakening our own squad and strengthening our competitors' squads. Make it plain none of the players we want to keep are for sale – no matter what we are offered. We are on the cusp of a very good side so let's not blow it by taking the money.

Second priority is getting the loan players, Gomes and Zouma, signed up permanently.

Third priority if we can't keep Gomes and Zouma is finding proper replacements.

Forth priority is thinning out the squad and getting rid of the players who have no realistic future at the club. This doesn't include Walcott or Schneiderlin. They are still good players and still have something to contribute to the side as recent games have shown. We can't just bin players because some fans don't like them.

Fifth priority is adding quality to the squad once the first four priorities have been sorted out.

Bill Watson
6 Posted 06/05/2019 at 12:34:56
Frank #5

I'm 'some fan' and I don't like Walcott. You obviously see something I don't. I wonder if you could enlighten me as to what, exactly, he brings to the table?

Simon Smith
7 Posted 06/05/2019 at 12:41:00
Frank I believe some of the main reasons many fans believe Theo and Morgan will be getting moved on are the fact that they will both command a fee, unlike some (jags and Williams), plus they are on huge wages for lads who are at best bit part players, unlike youngsters who could replace them from within the squad like Davies and Lookman.

We have a lot of players to move out, many I'd get gone before the above pair, but we could move on McCarthy, Besic, Williams, Mirallas, Sandro, Jags, Pennington, Steklenburg, Bolasie, Tosun and Niasse and get less money into the club than Theo and Morgan would bring in.

Before anyone tells me about wages I completely agree, we need all of the above gone imo as our wage bill must be trimmed, especially as we have no Europe, and we have a lot of young lads who's wages will need upping to keep happy.

My guess would only be exactly what I call it, a guess, but the above lot must take around £750,000 a week, £3m a month, £36m a year out of our club, whilst contributing very little to the first team. This is the size of the monumental task on the hands of Silva and Brands after the awful way Keoman and Walsh run our transfer policy.

Our long term plan has probably gone back 5 years after recent years, the pot cant be endless so as fans we need to wait and see the tide turn slowly, but hopefully still surely.

Lads like the above mentioned Trossard are at the age we need to look for, from league which players wont be on huge wages, we just need to trust Brands and Silva know what there doing. Going off Silva and his signings in the prem, he seems to have a good eye for what we need, imo his signings have been brilliant for both us and Watford.

Peter Thistle
8 Posted 06/05/2019 at 16:07:14
I care more about who we release than who we sign ( apart from a striker which we desperately need ). Every game i've seen Walcott play he's added absolutely nothing and on top of that usually kills the game dead the second he steps on the pitch. We suddently stop playing and he's nowhere to be seen, has to be moved on with all the other rubbish out on loan.
Karl Masters
9 Posted 06/05/2019 at 20:06:55
Another wide player?
David Ellis
10 Posted 07/05/2019 at 11:29:44
Peter #8 - you missed the Utd game then? Or the opening game of the season vs Wolves?
David Pearl
11 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:48:26
Okay. Let's get it straight. Walcott isn't top priority to get rid of. I'd say we have at least 3 big earners to chop before him. Mirallas, Sandro, Bolasie plus Besic and a couple running out like William's and Martina.

Though Walcott hasn't had the best season he retains ability, experience and speed. What he hasn't got is confidence. I've said a thousand times he should be in the middle. However if he would of hit the same number of goals as Siggy and Charlie we would already be a lot closer to a European place. I cant see Silva playing him in the middle though, and that's my worry for him. If he can get some confidence back he will be a valuable squad player. We are heading ik the right direction and scoring forwards will help us kick on if we continue this defensive record. We have to trust in Brands but we all know we will he linked with another 50 players in the next month.

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