Transfer Deadline News
Everton have reportedly had another enormous bid for Wilfried Zaha knocked back by Crystal Palace which has prompted the forward to officially ask for a transfer from Selhurst Park.
Sky Sports News and The Guardian's Ed Aarons, who covers the London area of the country, reported earlier today that Palace have knocked back £70m for Zaha plus James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun on a season-long loan.
That came days after the Blues, having been rebuffed with an offer of around £50m, publicly refuted claims made in the media last week that they had lodged a larger bid of £65m that included midfielder McCarthy and Tosun as part of the deal.
The Eagles are keen for the final fee to be free of part-exchange elements and want as much in cash because of the 25% sell-on fee due to Manchester United should Zaha be sold.
McCarthy is believed to be in the Capital today undergoing a medical on a £8.5m transfer to the Eagles that is expected to go through regardless of the negotiations over Zaha but Aarons said that Palace regard any deal for the Ivory Coast international as “dead”.
He also reported that Zaha is angry at his club for reneging on an agreement made last summer that they would listen to reasonable offers for him and that he is now holding out for a move to a team on the Continent. That situation appears to have changed now with the 26-year-old submitting a transfer request, presumably to push for the switch to Everton.
Paul Joyce of The Times had said that Zaha was pushing for his club to accept Everton's offer before tomorrow's transfer deadline prior to demanding a transfer.
A fresh cash bid is expected from Everton tomorrow but the deal could hinge on Palace lowering their eye-watering £100m asking price now that Zaha has played his hand and asked for a move.
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1 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:49:12
2 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:52:36
3 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:55:22
4 Posted 07/08/2019 at 14:57:15
5 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:00:24
Just a thought, Everton have until 12.00 lunch time to register any new players to play this weekend, if we sign Zaha after 12 then he cannot play against Palace.
May be wrong but would not be suprised if Palace accept an offer after the cut off time.
6 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:00:59
7 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:03:17
I keep my eye on the newsfeed though and Everton is certainly making others sit up and take notice. Here are some beaut comments on the BBC live transfer news page which made me chuckle:
"Is there any professional footballer, not being Linked with Everton FC?" - Anon
"Are Everton looking at signing the whole Premier League? Or do they not know who to sign?" - Peter
"I've got an old TV and a sofa I'm getting rid of if Everton are interested" - from Rich, Chester.
8 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:04:17
9 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:11:49
They are now in a position to thumb their noses at us. If we don't get a winger in (Walcott is not acceptable to me, I am sorry) and a centre-back by deadline, I have to say it will defo take a "shine" off the window for me.
(Sorry... couldn't resist that un. :)
10 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:12:05
11 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:13:26
If you believe even half the supposed offers, we would look rather daft.
I'm thinking there is still a more coherent plan bubbling under the surface.
12 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:17:22
13 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:17:59
Javairo Dilrosun - Hertha Berlin
Leon Bailey - Leverkusen
Steven Bergwijn - PSV Eindhoven
Ronny Lopes - AS Monaco
Mikel Oyarzabal - Real Sociedad
And not even mentioning the others already linked.
14 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:18:20
I desperately want Zaha. I think he'd completely change us from Top 6 maybe to Top 6 definitely overnight. But there's no way we should ever pay north of £60 million for him.
We had their valuation met with £60 million, Cenk, and James. It's that simple. They're playing hard ball, won't have any other suitors at that price, and never will again after this window.
Walk. Too much money.
And I've read a lot comments akin to, "It's not your money, so why do you care what we pay for a player?"
I care, and would argue everyone should care, because the financial health of a Club is arguably the most important statistic there is. If you love your Club, you certainly do not want them to overspend. Ask Leeds, Portsmouth, etc.
Anything north of £60 million, walk away.
15 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:19:14
16 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:19:47
I'm with you.
If he is going to sign, it will be after 12:00 tomorrow, so he can't play on Saturday.
Annoying but makes sense from a Palace perspective.
17 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:24:09
If we actually pay £100 million for Zaha, ridiculous is the only way to define that. Insanity might be another.
If Bramley-Moore Dock costs £500 million, that's 20 percent of the cost to build a new stadium.
I want Zaha. If we pay that much, I'll be pissed we did.
18 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:25:30
19 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:26:38
20 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:27:56
But won't be registered by 12:00 tomorrow, but I can live with that, if true.
21 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:27:59
22 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:28:23
They won't want to keep an unhappy player.
23 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:28:49
24 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:28:58
Can someone fix the "jump to last" button?
25 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:29:17
26 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:29:56
Fingers crossed all ends well come 5pm tomorrow
27 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:31:17
It's huge. This deal, no matter what you think of Zaha as a player, is massive. It improves our squad, and we'd land a player who was coveted by a few "Top 6" clubs.
I think this might be our gatecrash deal.
This is exciting.
28 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:31:28
29 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:34:40
Just think of all those penalties that Siggs can miss!
30 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:37:24
31 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:37:37
I have no information - but the sequence stands up.
32 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:38:18
No wonder he's furious.
33 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:38:25
Completely agree with Jamie, this is exactly the sort of player that puts us well in the mix for the Top 6
34 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:39:43
35 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:39:58
36 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:40:24
What do we reckon we need to cough up to get him?
£60m or less;
£60 - £80m;
Also, can Zaha get more than a light blue colour on the Toffeeweb chart, I'd downgrade Doucouré though.
37 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:40:49
38 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:40:56
I love, and I mean love, a good conspiracy theory.
I actually have had the exact same thought.
Palace want to keep the money, an accepted offer is in place with Everton and has been for a while, and we're going through a Broadway production so Palace can say, "We didn't have enough time in the transfer window to replace Wilfred after he handed in the transfer request."
39 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:41:40
40 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:41:46
41 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:41:53
The morons at Sky keep banging on about it as though leaving the mighty Crystal Palace for a move to EFC is a backwards step!
I'd love for this to happen just to see the Sky moron's heads explode at the temerity and audacity of EFC signing Zaha! How dare we spend huge sums and sign a player Sky morons want to go to an elite club!!
Note: the biggest Sky moron is 'Michael Bridges' (I think), who has taken particular umbridge with us potentially signing Zaha! I'd love to see his face if we sign him! Just love it!
42 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:42:51
I absolutely fucking love this.
43 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:42:52
44 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:44:35
That is one frightening thought. Just shows what a mad world we live in.
45 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:46:32
46 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:46:47
47 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:46:47
48 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:47:21
Coleman Mina Keane Digne
Gbamin Siggi Gomes
Richarlison Kean Zaha
Has to be one of our better line ups of recent years?
49 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:48:19
It'll be somewhere between 60 and 80 million is my guess.
It'll be reported as 80 million, but it'll be a hogwash 80 million with 50 million down and a bunch of add-ons and what not.
That's my guess.
This is Moshri's Big Dick Moment, better known as BDM. He's swinging his "club" and letting everyone know he means business. BDM indeed.
Let's hope Zaha lives up to the price tag. I think, in the end, he will.
50 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:50:22
51 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:50:41
Jamie, I hope what you're saying is true, but we haven't signed him yet.
52 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:51:05
53 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:52:15
Except Seamus. Still the best £60k ever.
54 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:52:38
55 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:53:34
Up in my head, it's a done deal. ;0)
56 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:53:53
57 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:53:55
58 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:54:29
59 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:57:32
60 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:58:04
We can't expect to be hammering teams from the off though. Will take time for everything to come together. Patience is needed.
61 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:58:40
62 Posted 07/08/2019 at 15:58:48
Zaha is a very good player but 80M should get you far better. I can only think "proven Premier League experience" is the difference between him and other, more promising wingers.
63 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:01:12
64 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:01:27
65 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:01:41
66 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:01:57
67 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:02:13
I don't think Zaha is worth the fees being bandied about, but Everton need a finisher and for a change players really want to join for Everton.
Brands is having a big impact and a lot are now starting to take notice.
68 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:02:30
69 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:05:25
70 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:06:42
71 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:07:13
72 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:07:31
73 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:07:49
Seems it worked.
I wonder too if we have a bid in for a CB somewhere that is not public knowledge but that the Smalling loan is also part of the "time is running out so make your mind up" strategy?
On another note, I also think the deal might be £60M in cash + Tosun.
74 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:08:48
75 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:09:29
76 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:11:21
77 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:11:58
I'm off to buy some 'Tena Man' just in case...
78 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:12:09
There will be missteps along the way but there will be no turning back. This is the future of our club and how we will operate. This transfer window is a hugely significant shift for the club and I am not sure that its longer term, deeper implications have been picked up yet by the commentariat.
79 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:12:10
And given that he's signed through 2023, they could easily tell him to stick his transfer request.
80 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:12:59
Competition for places will only improve everyone.
I think we are striking a good balance with quality and depth.
Kind of funny, Goffy (sp?) on TalkShite just said, “Everton are offering their whole squad and their new stadium for Wilfred Zaha.”
Cant stop thinking of The Shining Jack Nickolson quote, “Heres Johnny!!”
81 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:13:59
And if thats the case Im deffo delaying McCarthys registration until after noon tomorrow.
82 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:14:25
83 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:15:31
84 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:15:55
Rather this than delighting Arsenal mates of mine here who are praying that we take Iwobi off their hands as they did when Walcott was available-a bullet to dodge it seems.
Sure that Messrs. Brands and Silva know what they are doing but I really would feel easier if the centre half position was made the priority. If there is any merit on the interest in Nathan Ake - again not at the ridiculous amount quoted this morning, then I'd be pleased. I think that he would do well for us.
Keep the faith.
85 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:16:40
86 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:16:47
87 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:17:27
88 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:19:28
£70m should get you a guaranteed starter at Everton.
I would prefer we offer Lukaku another chance for £70m and then loan a centre back if zouma cannot be done. If lukaku isn't an option then go all in for zouma and a winger on loan with the option to buy.
89 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:22:16
90 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:23:34
Due to FFP, what Palace want is a cash injection which gives them more scope to increase the amount they are allowed to spend. It is a long way around a rule, but if we put £70M on paper then they give us £8M for Jimmy and £15M for Tosun on paper, this gives us more scope to do dealings.
If I am wrong, can somebody please enlighten me in the 'dumbed down' version of what I believe to be the case?
91 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:25:13
92 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:27:28
93 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:29:01
94 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:30:11
Nor would they likely perceive any potential loss of value in Zaha between now and January or next July, not the way transfer fees are exploding. He might be worth 20 million more next year just by staying at the same level of play.
95 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:33:10
96 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:33:35
Top deal mate.
97 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:34:33
Sky Sports News reported on Friday that the Eagles would need to up their bid after having £14m rejected for the 21-year-old over a week ago.
Maybe Palace looking for a replacement for Zaha...?
98 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:36:21
We've been in the hunt for Zaha all along, never mind Iwobi. It's a smokescreen. Now he's handed in a transfer request the day before deadline day, there's a surprise!
99 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:39:38
100 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:43:44
101 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:44:35
102 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:45:50
103 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:46:57
Top deal mate.
104 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:47:58
105 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:50:23
106 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:52:12
Sorry, I just thought this might help take peoples minds off things for a minute.
107 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:52:37
Palace saving that money and the money on offer to them it makes the value of the bid higher.
You cant blame them for holding out it's just the same we did with lukaku, john stones ect.
I hope this deal happens. fingers crossed.
Cant wait for the window to close all the refresh on my phone for the Kean deal now this deal is seriously damaging my marriage haha!
108 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:55:47
109 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:55:47
110 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:56:56
My productivity is absolute crap. I'm with ya.
111 Posted 07/08/2019 at 16:57:51
Maybe there's another team waiting in the wings with an offer?
112 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:02:09
After everything Palace has done for him, they developed him into the big time, sold him to UTD, which was something he himself wanted and when it went wrong they took him back and showed him patience so he could gain his confidence back again.
He might come to us, have a good season and then throw his toys out the pram once more because Barca have blown kisses at him.
He's got no class whatsoever the way he's behaving towards Palace, he makes Lukaku look quite the gentleman.
And at the money that's being asked, no thanks.
113 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:02:24
114 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:09:22
Is it me or is anyone else seeing how unhappy Lukaku is at United and the fact they are looking for similar money to that of Zaha - should we be thinking of intervening here? I know he left under a cloud and I was at old trafford when he scored against us and his reaction was disrespectful to the away section, but you can't deny his influence in the blue shirt and what he done for us? Not sure how the TW faithful would respond to this?!?!?
115 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:13:54
On another note, a few have mentioned "top six challenges" - I don't believe for one mknute that Mosh would sanction this level of spending if all that M&M were offering him is an assault on the top six and the prize of a EL place. I firmly believe that they've convinced Mosh that signing Zaha would enable us to seriously challenge for top four and the prize of a CL place. With last season's top seven all having the distraction of Europran games this season this could be our big chance to gatecrash the top table.
116 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:16:29
117 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:17:26
118 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:18:30
I think they've told Mosh Top 4 will happen in the next two years.
It takes time to create familiarity on the pitch between players, learn the system, settle in, etc.
Two years would be my guess. But this absolutely puts the pressure on Marco and raises the bar.
I'd honestly be surprised now if this doesn't happen.
119 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:22:41
120 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:24:23
121 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:25:46
122 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:28:45
Despite all the welcome midfield and striker additions, it will be irresponsible to start the season with just Keane and Mina - with only Holgate and Pennington as back up.
Hope we've not just been sitting there this summer believing we could get Zouma back, and not enough effort spent in seeking other options.
123 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:32:08
124 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:32:10
Its beginning to look like a stop gap CB on loan in the hope we can go and get Zouma in January after he's had a strop about not being picked with the Euros coming up next summer.
Finally Can we ask for a refund on Theo ! If Iwobi transfer happens ?
No wonder I have insomnia.
125 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:33:22
If we have this sort of money to spend I think we should spend it on a goalscorer.
126 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:36:38
127 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:38:30
128 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:40:34
129 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:42:09
Please, consider the above before swallowing hook-line-and-sinker the ten-a-penny approaching deadline media rumours created by journos who are sitting comfortably in the pub/winebar of their choice.
Also, consider how wisely MB & MS have traded this close season and last two windows.
Then, having measured what you hear/read against the above make a grown up "is it worth reacting ?".
130 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:44:50
Remember you heard it here first!!
131 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:46:13
I see Bournemouth have slapped a 75m price tag on Ake at the mere hint of an approach by us.
I just hope we don't get a Utd Reject as back up.
132 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:50:43
Cant get Zouma this window, don't see the point in spending £30-40m for a backup to Mina and Keane unless its Zouma.
Just loan someone as cover and hope Mina and Keane don't get injured, or use our own reserve defenders, if they don't get a chance they can't come good.
133 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:53:22
Maybe as an #8, where he doesn't have to shoot... hmmm.
134 Posted 07/08/2019 at 17:58:07
There's nothing comical or hilarious about what I've said.
Everything I've said about Zaha at Palace is on the money, I'll bet the Palace fans agree.
Lukaku has/had no real emotional ties to EFC or ManU, I'm not suprised by his behaviour, but it's petulance more than anything.
Zaha on the other hand is biting the hand that fed him from youth, this is a special class of mercenary that Barkley also belongs to.
Martin, if you think this is ridiculous or ok, it's a free forum and you're entitled to your opinion.
135 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:04:52
136 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:05:15
137 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:09:14
138 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:19:06
139 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:19:25
I thought it was Leicester who had asked about Ake, not us, they earmarked him as a replacement for Maguire.
140 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:21:37
141 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:23:30
142 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:24:17
Once a club sell a player that's it. He's no longer their player and they can't dictate how much his new club can sell him for.
143 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:26:21
If we bid £40m for Doucore then it seems like a physical, athletic, central midfield ball carrier could be on the cards. Iwobi might just be that man.
144 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:27:24
Idle thought... Silva doesn't have daughters, does he?
145 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:28:43
146 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:30:40
147 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:30:51
I think you are spot on regards Side Show Bob, ,I would suggest he is not the type to take orders from somebody whom he considers a peer, Lampard may well have this issue where people are under the impression he just "walked" into the Chelsea job (which he kinda did) , Dont forget respect needs to be earned
We could very much look at over taking them in Top 6 this season, Lets get this deal done and a CB and I will look forward to this season with real optomisum (been so long I have forgotten how to spell it !!)
148 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:32:21
149 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:32:52
150 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:36:04
Be a very interesting deadline day for sure.
151 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:47:24
152 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:48:54
Cannot see Arsenal going for Zaha now after signing Pepe.
The Gooners really need a centre back. What they have at the moment is rubbish.
153 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:49:40
I wish we would just walk away and find someone else quickly.
154 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:55:57
Arsenal have been pleading poverty for years, I'd be very surprised if they shelled out over £140m for two wingers in the same window.
155 Posted 07/08/2019 at 18:56:24
Natalie Sawyer will be on TV tomorrow with Jim White.
TY God. My favorite color, for a day, surely will be yellow.
156 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:03:04
We are now attracting big players, each one that signs makes future players think of Everton as a decent destination.
That is why signing Zaha will be a big step forward for future signings.
Sky and the media are praying we do not sign Zaha.
157 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:04:00
I apologize for misspelling Moise Kean name ( senior moment ) but I still stand by my concern that the players we have signed, apart from Kean, are replacing or providing cover for players who have been sold or returned from loans to their own clubs. And basically we are the same formation as last season.
As for M.Keans he has scored from corners so who are we to say what he may do as,a striker
158 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:04:32
159 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:05:22
160 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:10:38
I just heard on TalkSport that she's doing the show with Jim White tomorrow. Darren and Goff or whatever their names are, said she's on TV tomorrow.
She had left TV and she does a show on TS - she's on during my afternoon here, so I listen to her a lot.
I certainly hope they were not playing and talking truthfully!
161 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:11:50
162 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:13:40
163 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:21:25
As for Lukaku what a bad attitude he has, paid all that money and does not turn up for work, no wonder they fined him, so glad he is someone elses problem.
164 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:27:04
165 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:35:35
166 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:39:31
167 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:41:30
168 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:41:52
169 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:49:12
170 Posted 07/08/2019 at 19:55:20
171 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:02:27
On the CB front we could do worse than approach Barcelona for a loan deal for Umtiti- a proper solid block of a defender.
172 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:03:47
173 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:03:48
Yep, I can see why Zaha might be pissed off, that's if promises have been broken.
It's sad though that players have the power to make these "or else" demands, this broken promise does show though that he's been "at it" for a while now. Long live player power!!!
174 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:03:52
175 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:04:34
176 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:05:42
When, thanks to the magnificent Abrahams family, I get to see Everton v
Watford, I hope Zaha plays and I don't care if he costs north if £100 million. That is for Mr Moshiri to worry about.
177 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:06:43
179 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:11:58
180 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:12:53
TalkSport is bigging up Arsenal like crazy to sign Zaha.
When I first came into this, I honestly, hand on heart, thought that the bias was most likely a sensitive fan base.
It's not. It's a real bias in my opinion. I hear it all the time on sat radio over here.
My emotion of anger and resentment wants me to see Everton sign Zaha even more. And I'm American! Can't imagine how much it pisses the locals off!
181 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:15:02
183 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:16:05
184 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:16:26
Juventus have also taken my Renault in part of the Lukaku deal. At least he eont have to drag his fat disloyal carcass to the fifteen years box.
185 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:19:35
186 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:19:51
187 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:21:11
We're reportedly already offered well north of £60 m. So your advice is walk away, no ifs, no buts
188 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:22:13
189 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:22:58
You are joking?
190 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:24:43
191 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:26:28
192 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:27:06
You have to care. As a fan, I'd argue you simply have to take interest on our "large" expenditures.
The last thing you want is to turn into a Leeds or Portsmouth. And if you see an expenditure that is just unjustifiable, you have to question it?
In the end it's not our money, and there's nothing you can do about it. But you surely care, and don't want to start chucking money around on a death-road to bankruptcy / administration.
For the record, I don't think Zaha hits that criteria, as Marcel has done a really good job of saving on wages and recouping some money for our "deadweight", which will go a long way to offsetting the wages and cost of a player like Zaha.
193 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:27:26
More likely it's all about Brands but you would have to include the other 2 for identifying and financing the deals respectively.
To be faced with a near full team of players you have to get off the books would be a job alone.
To persuade the player eg. Sandro to move and a club to buy essentially damaged goods really takes some doing considering what the player is earning. Then to try and reinvent Everton to potential players is another massive achievement for Brands and co.
The Zaha transfer is the only one that appears to be going a bit messy, but come on it was not that long ago we literally couldn't bid for anyone because of lack of funds so this has to be welcomed.
I think Zaha will come and I will just have to put my fingers in my ears when the fee is anounced, I can live with that and I hope thousands of young Evertonians get some glory at last, they deserve it.
194 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:29:54
Showing that EFC mean business in this window and the club is looking to strengthen its position in the EPL.
195 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:30:56
196 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:31:35
Sometimes, I go out with the Mrs. thinking to myself, "I'll have one drink, and then home to bed at a reasonable hour."
A few friends show up to where we go out, we end up at their house or ours, and 10 drinks later at 3 a.m. I call it a night.
Zaha, and the cost to get him, has a lot of parallels mate!
I'm blind drunk on Zaha. I don't know what my ceiling is anymore. Maybe I'll be hurting Friday morning, or maybe I'll think Thursday was one of the best days of my life. I'll letcha know soon enough, but I'm going to keep pushing it! It's too much fun.
197 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:32:43
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200 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:36:03
I often listen to 606 call-in on podcast.
If I have a dollar for every time a caller started with, "I didn't see the game, but.. . . "
201 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:37:52
The fact is that it's a London based station so it just bigs up London clubs.
I doubt Arsenal are going to come up with another £70/80 million quid after just spending £72 million on Pepe no matter how much Talkcrap drone on about it.
202 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:39:50
They're talking replacements and even mentioned whether Bolasie could be an option? A couple spoke highly of Tosun.
I didn't read one fan who thought Zaha would or should stay, but pretty much every one of them said he was their favourite player (unsurprisingly). They speak so highly of him that they don't begrudge him pushing for the move. Granted, it was only a small sample of the fanbase, but they seem like a reasonable bunch.
I then went on an Arsenal fansite and half of them feel that Iwobi will be better than Zaha in 2-3 years time, and the other half think he'll be as bad as Walcott. Very much divided in their opinion, but the more reasonable sounding posters spoke very highly of him. The typically impatient/curt and less rational sounding posters think he's shit. An Evertonian has gatecrashed the site and it makes it all the more interesting.
203 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:40:49
Humor, not serious!
The only title I don't capitalize is red shite.
American, not american. Greatest country in the world, and Land of the Free, deserves capitalization! ;0)
204 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:41:03
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208 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:47:16
Very good Steve, too funny.
209 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:47:29
It's too late for any Arbitration by then. I believe this will go to the vinegar stroke of 16.49pm tomorrow.
Watch this space...……………… or Loony Tunes!
210 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:47:34
Michael Kenrick will be around later to add the letter u to your humor. I hope.
211 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:47:38
212 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:49:45
213 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:50:01
214 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:52:50
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216 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:58:43
For a number of reasons I doubt it but strangely it wouldn't be for lack of fitness or legality, it would more likely be a " gentleman's arrangement "
Do anyone know of a similar scenario?
217 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:58:52
If they sell us Zaha they could probably buy about 12 Camarasa's.
218 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:58:56
219 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:59:16
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221 Posted 07/08/2019 at 20:59:55
Earlier today I came across a source that stated Luiz was of interest to Everton. There was no mention of Arsenal and Arsenal have not made any offer yet.
222 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:00:01
I think the Esk put something on twitter about our finances and FFP earlier.
Personally, I dont want Zaha at that price as the money remaining should be allocated to other priorities.
223 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:00:35
We have a Board in place that is intent on success. Tomorrow may or may not be a step in that direction. We may need to wait until January, or next summer, to make that impactful signing.
But they've clearly sent a message - they're not going to stop until we see success. And that's what I'll take away from this, signing Zaha or not.
224 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:01:19
Palace will have one unhappy player on their hands.
225 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:06:27
If you've got it, flaunt it.
226 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:06:49
227 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:06:58
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229 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:08:22
Made me nearly spit my costa coffee out, then I remembered how much it cost and nearly choked.
230 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:09:09
231 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:10:01
Thank God my wife isn't in charge of Everton!
232 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:10:36
233 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:11:02
If hes not registered by 12.00 he cant play for us on Saturday.
234 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:12:52
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237 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:18:00
I don' t watch Saturday Night Fever at the Grand Opera House in Belfast and think, how the fuck can they afford to put this on. I just lap up the Bee gees shit, get my white suit on( elasticated waste band) and enjoy.
Today, in my work place I have people coming in and envying, yes, envying our club. When Davey Moyes took over he said, and respect to him, we would not be "crisis club Everton", any longer. Now we are in the big time and I love it.
238 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:21:30
239 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:29:53
240 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:33:13
241 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:36:57
242 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:37:51
243 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:49:00
244 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:52:13
I also don't think Zouma was going anywhere anyway - clearly that IS the case since they're flogging Luiz so what does it matter?
245 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:54:20
Not sure where youre coming from?
Whats physical characteristics got to do with a players ability.
Ive got a finger missing, but I dont go around asking for a 10% discount as and when I buy gloves😇
246 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:56:39
247 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:57:43
248 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:59:25
249 Posted 07/08/2019 at 21:59:43
Glass half full.
250 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:04:30
251 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:06:17
No big deal about the finger, it was 47 years ago.
But commenting on peoples physical characteristics is of little concern to me, especially if they produce the goods.
Perhaps I could get a 10% discount on my season ticket, ha ha ha!
252 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:09:48
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254 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:26:57
I think this will be sealed tomorrow.
70m + Cenk Tosun looks like the deal, but there is rumour that Palace want another of our players. Who? Besic, Tom ?
255 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:28:23
Agree with McCarthy and Celtic but on his day David Luiz is class. Weird that Chelsea would let him leave, they must have high hopes for Zouma.
Perhaps Palace can offer better wages... but no CL football. I'd of gone up north if l had that choice.
256 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:35:26
257 Posted 07/08/2019 at 22:37:59
As for Macca, you're spot on about the wages.
258 Posted 07/08/2019 at 23:25:34
259 Posted 07/08/2019 at 23:32:44
For example.instead of them paying £10m for JM like we wanted, they paid £3m
£7m comes off the £80m they wanted bringing it down to a £73m bid which is £80m if you included the full asking price of JM.
means united get 25% of £7m less. £1.25m extra in CP pocket.
Speculation I know, would seem mad to give CP JM for £3m when they offered £8m only last week, and Newcastle supposedly bid £5m.
With CP messing us around with Zaha I'm surprised we sent JM the other way instead of gift wrapping him to Newcastle for £2m more!
It's all smokes and mirrors I think CP just trying to bleed this transfer for as much as they possible can, and I cant blame them for that. Hopeful the Zaha deal will happen tomorrow, probably after 12 so he cant be selected for the return to CP on saturday afternoon.
260 Posted 08/08/2019 at 00:06:01
261 Posted 08/08/2019 at 04:03:04
But I would walk away from Zaha if Palace insist on £100M. He is good but he isn't £100M good
262 Posted 08/08/2019 at 04:52:01
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264 Posted 08/08/2019 at 07:43:57
92 Football League clubs x 11 players per team = 1012 players.
With 1,333 Seamus Coleman's we could have 92 clubs full of Seamus's [what's he like in goal]. There would even be some Seamus's left over to make the giant pot of half time tea.
265 Posted 08/08/2019 at 09:31:02
266 Posted 08/08/2019 at 09:56:50
Makes Richie look like a great bargain eh?
267 Posted 09/08/2019 at 08:13:37
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