Paul Brown of the Daily Star claimed earlier today that terms had been agreed with the player and Barcelona and that the final fee could be less than the €30m that many outlets had been reporting was the Spanish club's asking price.
Sport in Spain are also now saying that completion of the deal is imminent and there are suggestions that the midfielder will put pen to paper on a contract worth £120,000 a week.
The same outlet is also reporting that Everton are "a reliable option" for goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen who is apparently in search of more regular action after losing his place to Marc-André ter Stegen.
The Blues have already signed Jonas Lössl this summer on a free transfer from Huddersfield but the report says that they are braced for a bid from Manchester United for Jordan Pickford if, as expected, David de Gea leaves Old Trafford this summer.
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1 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:33:01
The on way I can see us going for Jasper Cillessen would be if a domino effect occurred;
De Gea to PSG
Pickford to United
Cillessen to Everton
Buffon to Barca
Otherwise makes no sense?
2 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:35:10
Some white noise about Cillessen at Barcelona. Is it possible with Pickfords stock so high we sell for massive money and a good relationship with Barcelona helps get this lad in?
We might reasonably expect £75m for him and that could bank roll and striker?
The better question is where does Pickford go?
3 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:36:13
Well at least we are now getting Barcelona's cast offs rather than United's when Moyes was the manager
Barcelona are now just a feeder club for Everton
4 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:37:44
We still have Stekelenburg too, who I suspect will be going, either as a Coach or whatever, but that leaves a question mark regarding Pickford, is he moving on? Why else would we go for a top keeper in Cillesen, while we also have Stek and Lossl, unless, Jordan is moving on too? He has been linked with Manure if DeGea moves.
5 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:44:17
I am hoping we get all our transfers done nice and early this season,for a change
6 Posted 14/06/2019 at 15:12:53
7 Posted 14/06/2019 at 15:42:38
8 Posted 14/06/2019 at 15:53:29
Great news on Gomes; if true.
9 Posted 14/06/2019 at 16:17:29
If he was English his price would be double or more (see Declan Rice ) these are the deals we need to look at. Players that have already proved themselves enough to get moves to the very top teams but are available because for one reason or another it didnt work out.
Look are Digne. Its no disgrace not being able to dislodge Jordon Alba at Barca. Top players get transfers to top teams. However you could be the second best attacking player in the world and still warm the bench if you went to Juve and had to compete with Ronaldo. Doesnt make you a bad player.
For what its worth I see us taking this route under Brands more and more. Complimented by some home grown products and some unknown South Americans using his scouting network. Exciting times.
A few years ago we had Leon Osman and Brian Oviedo.
The single biggest elephant in the room will remain to be a striker. It will be three seasons since Rom left. Imagine where wed have finished last season with 15-20 goals from a striker.
10 Posted 14/06/2019 at 16:51:40
11 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:23:26
I think Cillesen its a good signing then we have two goal keepers Vying for No1 Keeps Pickford on his toes! He made mistakes on and off the pitch last season but there was no fear he could loose his place!
But John at number 2 makes a good point paid £30m if some one offered £80plus (Keppa was £70m+) And that went towards the squad we could end up stronger for it?
12 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:25:41
Remember Klassen - 15/6 (tomorrow)
Pickford - 15/6 (tomorrow)
And a few months later the manager was sacked because of poor results.
13 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:31:26
The ‘sell Pickford for ridiculous money and sign a quality replacement for far less makes a little bit of sense to me. However, Im a believer in continuity and Id much rather do minimal business and build a team that gels together. Hence, if a position is sorted, I dont want to mess around with it.
14 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:36:47
15 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:37:15
16 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:39:53
As for the Cilissen report I don't buy into it, Lossl wouldn't be very happy would he.
17 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:43:13
18 Posted 14/06/2019 at 18:36:09
All paper talk, taken with a pinch of salt, but Would not lose any sleep, if we landed Butland.
19 Posted 14/06/2019 at 18:57:56
Not fussed if Pickford was sold, he's over rated and too erratic in my eyes.
20 Posted 14/06/2019 at 19:14:01
21 Posted 14/06/2019 at 19:16:29
So the media using their usual "must be a sensational story in this" invent that United want and would get Pickford and we would pick up the pieces with Cillisen.
22 Posted 14/06/2019 at 19:37:47
I'm sick of any player deemed not good enough to play for United, but ok to play for us. Not saying Cillessen is not good enough to play for United, but the reason he wants to leave Barcelona is because he's no longer the number one goalkeeper, so he's hardly likely to join us just to fulfil the same role. Besides, it's rumoured that United are interested in Cillessen.
23 Posted 14/06/2019 at 20:04:46
24 Posted 14/06/2019 at 20:05:05
25 Posted 14/06/2019 at 20:20:49
26 Posted 14/06/2019 at 20:42:55
27 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:09:16
The two from Burnley looked good at times but its about consistency and playing for top six not relegation teams.
some keepers can stand out when they are being bombarded with shots etc but when it comes to a higher quality team they are out of their depth.
28 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:12:34
Continuity is key, Gomes back, hopefully Kurt, and then one or two on top and away we go.
29 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:15:09
30 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:21:26
We need their transfer ban to be at least suspended, in order to get Zouma back.
31 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:24:16
32 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:25:50
33 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:29:58
Can you name a club a player may not be good enough for but still good enough for Everton?
After all, apparently Gomes isn't good enough for Barca and Man Utd have shown no interest in him so is he good enough for us?
Players are bought because they may fit into whatever plan the manager has. Whether they are or are not good enough for this or that club is irrelevant. Only whether they are good enough to do a job for us.
34 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:38:02
35 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:38:50
36 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:42:41
Of course, all this is just media bullshit.
37 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:44:41
As for Cillessen, I hope it's journo BS cos we've just signed a decent No 2 from Huddersfield. If Cillessen did come in, I see it as a sign that we'll cash in on Pickford. The only keeper I'd want us to sign is Jack Butland. I think he's as good as Pickford and would cost about a quarter of the money in what we'd get cashing in on Jordan. That scenario would be fine for me. But it's a no for Jasper Cillessen being our No 1.
38 Posted 14/06/2019 at 21:54:46
Do the kids like their local school?
Do you have a network of friends and family?
Does the coach put an arm round the shoulder?
Do you get on with your team mates?
Do you feel wanted?
These lads are like us with loads of money. It all needs to fall into place and it seems to me that we are on the way to reaching that.
39 Posted 14/06/2019 at 22:50:47
40 Posted 14/06/2019 at 22:54:31
41 Posted 14/06/2019 at 22:56:08
42 Posted 14/06/2019 at 23:07:31
The guy is a quality player. He is not a superstar and never will be. Leave it at that.
43 Posted 14/06/2019 at 23:07:54
Hes got Blue Blood and has the fight, if we get him, then it will bolster belief for the club and all of us.
Cillessen association, as at this time of year is natural, but I see it as standard journo bull.
Age factor is in keepers not critical but I see plenty of potential in JP, and with a marshalled defence and midfield, EFC, developing in to a football team, that will be able to fight, slug it and win with style.
Yes assuming we keep the same belief from the end of last season, and grow it with some new signings.
Theres hope on the horizon and if the team physche wisens up and they keep growing, lets slug it out in 12/2019, with the so called top 5.
We live in hope eternal. “Whats Our Name?”
44 Posted 14/06/2019 at 23:20:10
Gomes only lacks in goals scored, as does Gueye. They are both players to trust in defence but lack the offensive little extra to make them top players.
And why does everyone keep hacking on Osman? I saw him as a good player for us, only lacking a more muscles and/or height. More than 300 games for Everton should say something.
45 Posted 15/06/2019 at 01:04:34
Clubs like ours need to find a way to compete, and although seeking your better players isn't always ideal, it's something that's worked well in the past for other clubs.
A decade or so ago Seville done it in Spain with Sergio Ramos, Julio Baptista, and the late Reyes, to build a future for themselves in which seen the club do more in the past decade than they've done in almost a century before hand.
Spurs done it in the past and are now a true force to be reckoned with, and our neighbour's have done it over the past few years to help them become one of the biggest and best teams around (wow that hurt).
When stupid bids come in we have to look at them, £70m for Pickford was like £50m for Stones, it's there maximum value, there never going to go much higher.
You have to box clever with this approach though, players like Richalison shouldn't be allowed to leave for £100m as hes so young, hes scoring goals and he has a long deal, not to mention hes Brazilian and the big Spanish clubs go nuts for talented Brazilians, hes not at his maximum value yet.
We need to keep buying talented youngsters with resale value, and stop buying the finished article like Sigurdsson (whom I like btw) as that's not a sustainable business model for us.
I think the Cillessen deal is pie in the sky, but I believe if Pickford was sold then we would get a suitable replacement for much less money simply for the fact that Pickford is English.
46 Posted 15/06/2019 at 04:36:46
47 Posted 15/06/2019 at 06:45:45
I remember wanting Arteta after he had been on loan but I didnt realise how good he was and he got better and better with us until his serious injury. I think you will find Gomes will do the same for us. He is pure quality, perhaps he will never be best midfielder in the league, Arteta was nave as good as Fabregas, but I think you will be surprised about just how good Gomes will be.
For me, he would be a key signing to our team pushing to get higher in the league and play better football.
48 Posted 15/06/2019 at 07:59:44
Butland totally over rated as is Cillasen. Don't believe the hype we have the best between our sticks.
49 Posted 15/06/2019 at 08:17:20
Cillesen would never come to a club like Everton to be a number 2. Mark this one down as mischief making by a paid mercenary/journalist.
50 Posted 15/06/2019 at 08:24:57
We saw some of his swagger that made Barca cough up for his Valencia services.
As for their keeper, not a chance as we are sorted at keeper now, however with Barca having a fire sale we may yet dip our toes in and get a surprise bargain ?
51 Posted 15/06/2019 at 10:49:48
52 Posted 15/06/2019 at 12:25:45
He, like Bernard, will be even better with a full pre season behind them.
Pickford is still very young for a keeper. He's bloody good now, but with a mistake or two still in him. In a few years he will be right at the top. I definitely want him to stay. The guy's a winner and appears to 'get' Everton.
Get Zouma in if we can, or someone akin. Get Mina fully fit. Get Keane to continue his forward trajectory. Get Holgate back. Robinson and Bainsy to cover Lucas.
See if PSG will pay £35m+ for Idrissa (but I hope we keep him).
Bring through some of the younger lads.
Buy a goal scorer.
Get that first spade into BM dock.
And get a sprig of lucky heather off an old Gypsy woman.
The only place with more 'gets' is Anfield.
53 Posted 15/06/2019 at 21:51:53
Everytime I see him he looks good, currently saving a 10 man Venezuela against Perú.
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