Kaveh Solhekol claims that the French side, who signed the Dutchman from AS Roma last year, need to "cut costs" after a disappointing League 1 season and see getting some or all of Strootman's wages off the payroll as one means of doing that.
It's not the first time the highly-rated player has been linked with Everton – he was mooted as a possible signing for the Blues when Ronald Koeman first took charge in 2016.
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1 Posted 23/05/2019 at 08:02:32
2 Posted 23/05/2019 at 08:05:35
Hopefully we have a few players on our list that we can get in early so they can settle into the team.
3 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:15:49
McCarthy, Besic, Schneiderlin are all likely to move on, so a loan deal may be a good thing for us, allowing Davies to progress with seasoned internationals in and around him to learn from.
4 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:19:01
5 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:22:38
On the other hand he's a very intelligent and experienced player who could maybe do what Gareth Barry did for us when he first came in.
Would presumably only be an option if we sold Schneiderlin.
6 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:23:21
However, he has a big reputation. As I said, not seen a lot of him, but he seems to fit the criteria for one of the important signings for me, an upgrade on Schneiderlin.
I presume that he can be disciplined and play the holding role, he seems to have done that well whenever I watched the Dutch or Roma. He also seemed to have a better range of passing than even an on form Schneiderlin.
Im sure he was meant to be joining Man Utd for £80m a couple of years ago. A loan with a purchase option (fixed price) would make sense.
7 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:23:42
Seems they are in a similar position to us then in needing to cut costs, does that mean we only need to pay a percentage of his wages? I know that's how our outgoing loans work (Sandro, Mirallas, etc).
8 Posted 23/05/2019 at 10:28:47
I also concur with Steve Ferns, that at 29 he doesn't really fit the M & M criteria. Assuming he would be a good fit, how many years are we realistically going to get out of him, and would it be to the detriment of the likes of Tom Davies and other young prospect's progress?
9 Posted 23/05/2019 at 11:23:52
10 Posted 23/05/2019 at 12:36:58
11 Posted 23/05/2019 at 14:01:51
That said, if the player is now injury free and good luck to him, then he may prove to be the class act that he once was.
Interesting conundrum with the previous with Marcel Brands!
12 Posted 23/05/2019 at 14:28:32
"Obviously Manchester United, they pay Sanchez £600k a week to sunbathe in Chile. West Ham! lol they were mugs when Redknapp was there but with Pellegrini, they are even worse! Oh and The Everton. Remember Krøldrup? Shandy Andy? Traore? Klaassen? Hahaha... those clowns building a stadium in a flood zone. Maybe we can throw in Djibril Cisse too even though he is 50! They'll take anyone!! Oh Mon Dieu!"
13 Posted 23/05/2019 at 14:44:48
14 Posted 23/05/2019 at 15:27:26
15 Posted 23/05/2019 at 15:30:28
16 Posted 23/05/2019 at 16:47:03
17 Posted 23/05/2019 at 18:22:07
Only when they're wearing the scarf/shirt will I take any of this shite seriously.
18 Posted 23/05/2019 at 19:54:32
19 Posted 23/05/2019 at 22:46:58
20 Posted 23/05/2019 at 22:59:44
Strootman is a good player, but for me it's a gamble, and will he fit in the dynamic Silva is setting and will his chemistry fit? Beggars can't be choosers, but we are not beggars, so I'd at best take a loan and no more. Three, four years ago and he was purring, but it's gone quiet.
Life in Europe is tough, but the Premier League is very tough; we need committed players, and with good form and no injuries.
I hope this is the work of the media hype, as it abounds at this time, year on year.
21 Posted 24/05/2019 at 00:47:35
22 Posted 24/05/2019 at 18:57:58
He certainly used to be a very good player, but I've no idea how he performed at Marseille.
What worries me most about these stories, if they ever come to fruition, is that one cannot build a team for the long term with loanees in their late twenties.
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