The Belgian forward spent last season on loan with Fiorentina but remains out of favour at Goodison Park and he is now in line to return to the club where he began his youth career.
Voetbal24 claim that the 31-year-old is in talks about a move to Standard and with just a year left on his current contract, it's possible that Everton would sanction a sale for a nominal fee and save on 12 months of wages.
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1 Posted 08/07/2019 at 20:59:53
I'd have a whipround in the Saddle to buy pay his fare ffs!
2 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:05:28
3 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:06:58
4 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:16:40
I was so excited at the thought of getting rid my fingers went atcha!
5 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:25:24
6 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:29:23
7 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:39:02
8 Posted 08/07/2019 at 21:42:09
9 Posted 08/07/2019 at 22:08:20
How much is he paid for doing Zilcho? Unless Liege can match or come close to his pay (which I doubt), it makes no financial sense to move, especially since this coming year will be his last big pay packet.
How much does the average Liege player earn? Read this:
What's he on now per week 50k 60k, 70k 80k ?
10 Posted 08/07/2019 at 22:37:11
11 Posted 08/07/2019 at 22:41:54
12 Posted 08/07/2019 at 22:49:40
13 Posted 08/07/2019 at 22:52:21
Even if Liege were feeling generous and offered £100k per month to their returning son it still doesn't come close.
If we put our cynical business heads on, would either of us move knowing this is the last big pay out?
Best we can hope for is that he goes out on loan to a championship side and they pay £10k - £20k of his wages.
14 Posted 08/07/2019 at 22:54:34
Hopefully Standard Liege will take him, we save likely £3M in wages, money that could be used better elsewhere for Marcel Brands.
15 Posted 08/07/2019 at 23:02:19
Yes, he should have been out the door that day and we might have covered his costs.
Here's another one who should have gone, remember when Anichebe got his 4 year £30k contract extension after proving season after season he couldn't hit the side of barn from 5 feet.
We've been a profitable home for no-hopers for far too long.
16 Posted 08/07/2019 at 23:08:00
For them to pay his £3m wage bill they would be paying 14 times their average salary.
Not going to happen.
17 Posted 08/07/2019 at 23:39:04
18 Posted 08/07/2019 at 23:45:54
I'd like to know the specifics of the loan agreements of the players you've mentioned.
I would be surprised if any of the loan clubs are paying 50% of the wages for any of that lot. We've been paying some silly salaries out.
19 Posted 08/07/2019 at 00:03:47
Only us swallowing huge sums of money gets these fellas moved on and only keeping players around out of our youth squad keep us bulked up enough to play Premier League football.
Imo we should take literally anything for these players, give them there settlements and blood Davies, Lookman, Kenny, Dowell, Connolly, Holgate, Feeney and so on.
We already have a decent first team without all the lads mentioned in the top section, we could easily cope all season without them and with just a few signings as none of them played much anyway.
Bernard (new signing)
Calvert-Lewin (new signing)
Still room for likes of Joe Williams, Lewis Gibson, and all the other kids to come through.
It may look thin, but there's many other players kicking around our squad like Besic who would give his all, plus there's the loan market.
I personally would swallow a season to get straight quick, imo, we would still finish top 10 and the wage bill would be slashed massively!!
Take into account we arent in Europe so total games will be in or around 45/50 and there's another transfer window in January.
20 Posted 09/07/2019 at 01:42:25
21 Posted 09/07/2019 at 05:01:16
22 Posted 09/07/2019 at 05:16:17
23 Posted 09/07/2019 at 06:32:00
At least Mirallas had ability. It was only seen in glimpses but it was there.
Anichebe on the other hand made a multi million pound living from Football despite the fact he couldnt play it.
I was fortunate enough to see Everton training in the summer of 2005. There was a rigorous running session taking place. A mix of long distance and sprint work.
Astonishingly, Duncan Ferguson outdid pretty much everyone when it came to stamina and speed.
Anichebe looked like he was running with lead boots on. His stamina was a disgrace and his sprint work not much better. It looked as though theyd allowed a fan to join in. Moyes repeatedly singled him out for encouragement and support. Very good of the manager, he saw something in Anichebe. He continued to see something in him when nobody else could. Despite a poor injury record and generally abysmal performances. Technically he was very poor. He couldnt hold up play very well for his size and had a poor injury record (Granted, he was injured horrifically by Kevin Nolan in 2009 which he did not deserve).
He was unorthodox. Thats the only positive thing I could say about his game. And he was rewarded handsomely for his efforts.
2 things struck me after Moyes left. 1) Martinez who is on record for preferring a target man type striker in his system got rid of Anichebe almost immediately.
2) Anichebes career was pretty much spent at the age of 30. He left us at age 25 and did absolutely nothing else in the game.
24 Posted 09/07/2019 at 07:38:21
25 Posted 09/07/2019 at 12:27:16
26 Posted 09/07/2019 at 13:24:05
Lukaku was what Moyes hoped Anachibe would become and Drogba is what everyone of us hoped Lukaku would become.
Every so often a big and strong African turns up that lacks the technical side and coaches then often tend to bend over backwards in hope that they have a Drogba, but most often it never happens.
Anichebe is probably the best example of this ever, "All that glitters is not gold!".
Having said the above, It's always worth bending over backwards if you really do have a Drogba.
27 Posted 09/07/2019 at 15:47:53
Just short of his 30th birthday, gifted a 3-year deal at 70k per week. All to barely play under the new manager.
No club in Europe was going to offer him anything close to that contract. He simply wasn't worth it. Not talking hindsight. At the time, he wasn't worth it.
He must be still pinching himself every time the paycheck hits his account.
28 Posted 09/07/2019 at 20:16:38
EFC for the most part under Kenwright just loved to throw money at players they could get no return from.
That Walsh and Koeman also have so much to answer for.
29 Posted 09/07/2019 at 20:47:11
I am sure this is why we have had not had more Transfer Activity to date, we have so many leeches in the system, that will be almost impossible to move on, even with a huge financial loss.
30 Posted 10/07/2019 at 04:55:54
31 Posted 10/07/2019 at 13:38:01
32 Posted 10/07/2019 at 17:31:42
33 Posted 10/07/2019 at 19:11:16
I know a taxi driver who picked up a world famous Spanish player, super well paid even by prem standards and playing for the dark side.
He went on a journey worth £17.80 handed over £18 with one hand and immediately put his other hand out for the change. The driver who picked him was a dark side fan and it's a true story.
I've heard a few like that, I've no doubt there's some tight fisted B's among them.
34 Posted 10/07/2019 at 22:16:56
Unfortunately a few injuries, different manager's and attitude meant his peak years have been wasted.
Not the only one but lazy, selfish and frustrating are all phrases that seem to fit his and many of our forward players in recent times. But one of the few players over the last 5 years that I did enjoy watching.
35 Posted 10/07/2019 at 22:47:53
I agree with what you've said, good summary.
In the negative column I'll add arrogant, that penalty he took against West Brom was not the actions of a confident player in form wanting to take resposibility, it was the actions of an arrogant player who just didn't care anymore.
In the end I'll remember him as a talent never fulfilled due to his own arrogance.
36 Posted 11/07/2019 at 17:52:03
Kevin sorely lacked the proper attitude. Entitled, waiting for the payday and then shipping it.
The only thing he gave us is a chant that lives on in the Crowley house - Oh Kevin Mirallas to the White Stripes song. Sung to this day randomly in the USA in an obscure home in Florida.
And that's about it.
Still wish he'd have done Suarez.
37 Posted 11/07/2019 at 17:58:43
Having said that, I'm baffled why Lookman is only going for £22.5m.
As for simply promoting youth players, the club needs to make it crystal clear that is their intentions until the wage bill is reduced. If we signed nobody else until January I think fans would kick off. Moshiri pulled the plug, Brands failed etc etc...
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