The Dutch club announced today that they have signed the one-time Swiss international for two years, with local news reports claiming that Emmen are loaning the 24-year-old, presumably for the first season before acquiring him permanently.
Tarshaj signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Blues in January 2016 in a speculative £3m transfer made by Roberto Martinez but the forward has thus far failed to live up to his billing as the "next Shaqiri".
He was initially loaned back to Grasshopper Zurich and made a few pre-season appearances for the first team over the next couple of seasons but didn't ever get to make his senior bow in the Premier League before going out on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt and then back to Zurich last season.
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1 Posted 14/07/2019 at 15:45:49
2 Posted 14/07/2019 at 15:46:02
3 Posted 14/07/2019 at 15:51:06
4 Posted 14/07/2019 at 15:59:00
Not one of our biggest earners but at least another off the books and no longer at FF.
Likes of Bolasie, Mirallas, Niasse, McCarthy and Tosun are the ones we'd really like to get rid of.
5 Posted 14/07/2019 at 16:14:47
The biggest two on wages - Bolasie and Mirallas are gonna be the trickiest two to remove because of their contracts. Fortunately, Mirallas is in his final season and there seems to be a lot of interest in Bolasie. Bolasie might well have to take pay cut though.
6 Posted 14/07/2019 at 17:15:40
Yet another player who's spent four years here and not contributed one single jot.
7 Posted 14/07/2019 at 18:17:59
8 Posted 14/07/2019 at 18:50:23
When giving it to Kenwright, Koeman and Walsh, don't forget Roberto's contribution to our bloated squad.
The poster boy for failing upward.
9 Posted 14/07/2019 at 19:24:25
10 Posted 14/07/2019 at 19:52:35
11 Posted 14/07/2019 at 21:22:47
I doubt Mirallas will take a pay cut either from his £70k pw, there's a fourth certainty.
Liege have showed interest, but the average Belgium prem wage is around £5k pw, if you're on 10k pw in that place you're Harry Kane!
12 Posted 14/07/2019 at 22:39:19
He has spent the equivalent of a full year on the shelf with various injuries.
Oh, yes, he has scored four goals in that time. Four.
Good 'un, Roberto.
13 Posted 14/07/2019 at 22:49:49
14 Posted 15/07/2019 at 00:20:24
15 Posted 15/07/2019 at 11:03:58
16 Posted 15/07/2019 at 12:28:16
If it'll work is anybodies guess.
I'll follow more closely this season, and see if this Shani Tarashaj is any good.
Never seen him play (if I remember correctly), so no idea.
Good to get him off the wage bill though.
17 Posted 15/07/2019 at 12:47:20
He looked okay, but nothing spectacular, think he may have scored too, not certain though, and not really worth looking up, as it looks like pastures new for him from now on.
18 Posted 15/07/2019 at 13:21:33
Still a lot of work to do for Brands to clear out. What an understatement that is.
19 Posted 15/07/2019 at 14:31:09
Other Martinez' awesome signings you've missed out include; Kone, Alcaraz, McGeady, Cleverley, Besic, Taraqshaj and the infamous Russian footballer of the year Mr Niasse.
Martinez can take credit for persuading Lukaku to come (hardly an unknown gem though) and we got lucky Barry's legs held out as long as they did. Cannot believe anyone expected 4 years out of him when we signed him at age 33. Whilst every transfer is a risk and some work/some don't, I would say overall Martinez' record in the transfer market was awful (he didn't sign Stones).
I still to this day have no idea how bullshit bobby landed the Belgium job - then again he was incredibly good at talking shite but making it sound like he knew what he was talking about (until you heard the same shite over and over again).
20 Posted 15/07/2019 at 14:51:37
Compared to Koeman and Walsh, Martinez was a genius in the transfer department.
21 Posted 15/07/2019 at 15:14:25
His "shite" is certainly working well for them.
22 Posted 15/07/2019 at 18:38:44
Koeman on the other hand had the rug pulled from under him in his second season by the Rooney signing (people forget he had a decent first season). How anyone expected him to succeed in his second season starting with the likes of Rooney and Niasse upfront as replacement for Lukaku is beyond me. The guy did not want Rooney, which also forced him to play Sigurdsson (record signing) out of position for most of the season and likely put a serious block on any further top signing as Rooney became our highest paid player. There was only going to be one outcome starting the 17/18 season like that.
Koeman/Walsh made some crap signings too; Sandro, Bolasie and Klaassen etc but they didn't give out contracts to the likes of Mirallas, Niasse, McCarthy, Besic, Tarashaj, Garbutt - i.e. most of the shit we can't get rid of. Thank Martinez for those.
To be fair, the club owners really didn't cover themselves in glory, in the end they appointed the managers, got Rooney in etc.
Mike 21 - I imagine a lot of managers could probably get that win record with the Belgian side available. Its like being given the Barca management job and then crowing about winning most of your games. I mean, Hazard, De Bruyne, Cortois, Vertongen, Witzel, Lukaku, Kompany, Meunier etc. You'd be hard pushed not to get a decent win record. I can still remember Lukaku and Mirallas laughing in disbelief when they heard Martinez was going to be Belgian manager. Either way, I never rated Martinez.
23 Posted 15/07/2019 at 22:30:47
24 Posted 16/07/2019 at 22:46:40
Mirallas' last ridiculous contract was Koeman/Walsh by the way, not Martinez.
I suggest you re-look at who MartÃnez bought in versus Koeman/Walsh... particular if you look at fees paid/received..
25 Posted 16/07/2019 at 22:55:43
You hit the nail on the head
26 Posted 18/07/2019 at 14:37:55
I suggest you take your own advice.
The Barry and Lukaku signings were a coup. Set up that whole great season for us. McCarthy and Deulofeu had their moments, few as they were. The rest were terrible, genuine dross, some of which we're still stuck with.
As far as fees are concerned, Koeman, Walsh, Martinez, Moyes, Ferguson, Wenger, Pep, Klopp, etc â€” they're employees. They do not control the money. If owners are dumb enough to pay asked-for fees, that's on the owners, not any manager.
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