Journalist Vanya Karpov has tweeted that the Blues (amusingly, he cites Alisher Usmanov as the Everton "owner" who sanctioned the deal) have agreed to sell the Croatian for €16m.
Vlasic spent this past season on loan with CSKA and had a highly successful spell with them. His £8m move to Goodison from Hajduk Split was less successful and the prospects of him wanting to come back to Everton this summer seem slim.
Other reports in Moscow suggest that talks are still ongoing between the two clubs and that nothing has yet been decided.
Original Source: @OnooQ
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1 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:15:27
2 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:24:14
5 goals, 5 assists in the league, and two tremendously impressive performances against Real Madrid in the CL.
Nonetheless, seems inevitable. We only used him on the wing, where he doesn't belong. He never got a real chance with us and it appears he never will.
3 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:29:48
4 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:30:40
5 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:36:25
6 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:37:02
Interesting too that Usmanov has been mentioned as being the owner, maybe Blue Bill has sold his shares to him. After all he did make a statement some time ago that he was going to step down, that has well gone over his suggested time frame. Bye Bill and Thanks!
7 Posted 21/05/2019 at 19:37:14
He came into the team and looked great, great technique, great touch, but then as the Koeman reign started to go to tits, Vlasic (and every other player in the club bar none) started to falter. Then came in Allardyce and well, that was it for him.
One issue was that we had too many central players, Rooney, Siggy and Klaassen all signed for the same position, which was also Vlasic's. When h got a chance, it was out wide and he doesn't have the pace for it (neither did Siggy).
With Silva coming in, a loan seemed a solid move, especially with the bloated squad.
But if Siggy is injured or suspended (or out of form), we have nobody. Bernard maybe, but he has pretty much made the left side his iwn and developed a relationship with Digne. Vlasic would be an ideal candidate to act as back-up/competition to Siggy. He certainly seems to have more about him than Dowell.
Shame, but if the lad is happy and enjoying his football, who can blame him.
8 Posted 21/05/2019 at 20:30:19
9 Posted 21/05/2019 at 20:50:44
Get the cash in and, if they fulfil their potential, buy them back. Also a 50% sell-on clause if they don't want to come back.
10 Posted 21/05/2019 at 21:51:01
Young talented players shouldn't be leaving Everton FC, but it's looking increasingly likely both Vlasic and Lookman will both be going!
11 Posted 21/05/2019 at 22:05:31
12 Posted 21/05/2019 at 22:11:56
A good player, and in reflection joining a club in what was a season of turmoil.
I can't see him wanting to come back, and in the cull, this could be one of the easier transfers.
Some players, I doubt we can give away, hopefully I'll be proven wrong. Brands will have his own transfer plan, let's see what unfolds.
13 Posted 21/05/2019 at 22:23:10
It would be nice to have Vlasic and Lookman as understudies but neither seems prepared to wait and learn their craft and neither possesses the athleticism or determination to do the job now.
You could line them up as successors to Sigurdsson but the player in that position has to be so incredibly productive in terms of shots and assists which, again, neither are.
Both young players are good and I dont know where you find players with the profiles to succeed the incumbents which, on the one hand, makes me nervous but on the other, makes me very excited that, if supplemented with a first rate centre forward, we could have one of the best attacking units in Europe.
14 Posted 21/05/2019 at 22:54:09
15 Posted 21/05/2019 at 23:53:45
I'd rather us loan Lookman to Saints or a team he can play week in week out. I'd seen him as a long-term replacement for Bernard, only hopefully more productive. I'm not keen on his face. He doesn't actually look like he wants to be here.
Vlasic I'd also prefer to be in England. Not that I'm asked of course. And then you have Sandro... who doesn't look good enough to lace Naismith's boots.
16 Posted 22/05/2019 at 01:20:04
I seem to remember that Vlasic was criticised (by Allardyce publicly, but also by people on here) for not tracking his man in a particular game, and the move ended in us conceding a goal. After that he was out of favour and Moscow-bound. Seemed like a massive over-reaction.
He may well turn out to be a very good player, but his attitude seems problematic. €16m seems about right.
17 Posted 22/05/2019 at 05:11:04
Silva seems to have the one system which requires skillful and speedy wide players backed by attacking full backs and a third inside man, who also backs up the centre forward, making the triangle then one creative and one defensive midfielder to which the ability to track back is required. If your style of play doesn't suit that pattern then this Manager doesn't seem overly interested and might explain why we seem to be linked with so many wingers/widemen.
18 Posted 22/05/2019 at 12:09:11
I couldn't comment on Onyekuru as I know nothing about him. I see that old chestnut "Oh, he scored against Madrid" keeps cropping up. Big deal! So did every Tom Dick and Harry this season... so should we bid for most of them? Let Silva and Brands choose who is and who isn't good enough.
19 Posted 22/05/2019 at 12:23:49
I do think he's arguably worth more than 16-million, and I'm skeptical CSKA Moscow can even pony up that much to begin with.
20 Posted 22/05/2019 at 13:23:23
21 Posted 22/05/2019 at 13:27:37
The lad never got a chance here, oh well.
22 Posted 22/05/2019 at 16:03:27
23 Posted 22/05/2019 at 16:27:35
Vlasic was a lad who had a good showing against Everton in the Europa league and was then signed. After that, nothing !
The club always seems to have a plethora of misfits who are not favored on game days or out on loan so why are they still here.
Maybe most other teams don't feel paying a transfer fee as they really rate the players at a very low level.
A Summer clear out is necessary if this club is to reach an acceptable status once again.
One must feel that Silva has had all his reports on these players and has done his homework so let's see some action.
24 Posted 22/05/2019 at 16:34:43
I saw nothing wrong with his attitude on the pitch despite his usually being played out of position. Equally it would be surprising if he felt there was much to be gained by returning to a club where at best he would be on the bench.
25 Posted 22/05/2019 at 17:37:40
26 Posted 22/05/2019 at 22:22:32
27 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:17:25
There are reasons he wasn't given many runouts here. the main one being he didn't particularly 'shine'. Okay, so maybe neither did the team, those times, but you take your opportunities where and when you can... and it's more than just one Everton manager thinks they didn't see enough in him.
28 Posted 23/05/2019 at 14:27:40
Sadly that's down to them as individuals and neither may want that fight if given easier options at other clubs.
The last few years of development are often around 22/23, so the next few years are important to them. If they should go, hopefully another loan or buy-back clauses are included as well as sell on % etc.
No idea how Naismith clause still applies to Norwich but I like it.
29 Posted 23/05/2019 at 14:54:50
Salah and Sterling play as part of an attacking 3 with 3 more disciplined midfielders behind them, that means they are more free to be out and out wingers (or inside forwards) without as much defensive responsibility.
We have Sigurdsson who, for all his undoubted hard work, often plays that high up the pitch that he is a second striker, that means that our wide players have to compensate defensively or our midfield is overrun (see bad patch in the middle of the season).
I feel Lookman and Vlasic may prosper more in a setup akin to Liverpool or Man City, but lack the defensive nous in our current setup.
Interestingly, if Sigurdsson was injured or sold and we played with 3 midfielders instead of 2 & a number 10, they might flourish here.
Steve Ferns (I think) often talked about Silva preferring a holding midfielder and 2 midfielders in front of them, I think both would shine in this type of formation, as would Tom Davies as one of the 2.
Interesting conundrum, do we change our setup and potentially ditch on
30 Posted 23/05/2019 at 14:56:30
31 Posted 23/05/2019 at 20:49:44
Siggy is proven whilst those are maybes. I don't want yet another transition season – I want to kick on.
32 Posted 19/06/2019 at 12:33:00
5 year contract. No mention of the fee though...
33 Posted 19/06/2019 at 21:06:48
Thing is, in Sigurdsson's position, he DID get goals!
We seem to take Siggy for granted.
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