MailSport claim that Bournemouth, Burnley and Sheffield United have all inquired about Holgate's availability and that the Blues might do business for a fee of around £8m.
Signed for the club from Barnsley by Roberto Martinez, Holgate spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion and had been expected to challenge for a first-team role back at Everton this season, either at right-back or centre-half.
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1 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:04:05
2 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:26:07
Are you trying to apply the Harry Maguire Rule?
3 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:29:57
Sell the shite keep the talent.8 mill FFS
They only want our little 'Fiestas' (Holgate/Robinson/Baningame/etc..
.. NOT the 'lumps'.
4 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:32:53
I don't think we should sell him, but it's the manager's call.
5 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:36:40
Hes good with the ball, and hes also a decent defender, so if I was Everton Id try and bulk Holgate up, because if you can, he could definitely turn into an excellent player, simply because hes got all the attributes that are needed?
6 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:40:14
7 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:40:18
8 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:57:10
Not sure he has had a chance... But, if Marco isn't sure, then no point staying.
9 Posted 05/08/2019 at 14:59:32
Stones or Holgate?
10 Posted 05/08/2019 at 15:07:48
11 Posted 05/08/2019 at 15:07:52
12 Posted 05/08/2019 at 15:13:33
Will be a good move for him, I expect Gibson to take his place as back-up centre-back so he needs to leave to get games.
We should stick a 15% sell-on fee, cause all he needs is one good season and boom, £50M.
13 Posted 05/08/2019 at 16:13:23
What I'm struggling with is the idea that he would be an asset to probably 10 of the teams in the league, one that has a future of 10 years of value and yet somehow he couldn't even command double figures.
14 Posted 05/08/2019 at 17:07:46
And we seem to be moving a lot of young players but not those on the big wages who did not play any part last season.
15 Posted 05/08/2019 at 17:19:47
16 Posted 05/08/2019 at 17:24:08
Acknowledging Mike, you have said this on a number of occasions. Agreed, it seems he isnt Silvas cup of tea. I think he likes his Centre Backs taller and more physical than Holgate. Id like to see him prov d wrong in this instance
17 Posted 05/08/2019 at 19:44:19
I'm in total agreement with you, I'm just trying to adjust to the world that exists with the EIGHTY MILLION POUND HARRY MAGUIRE!
Holgate looked good at times and certainly had a bit of bite to him. He's at least a quarter as good as HM and you are spot on, he'd be an asset in at least half of the PL sides.
18 Posted 05/08/2019 at 20:23:34
19 Posted 05/08/2019 at 23:54:49
Hes not a dominating centre back nor a particular quick one. Keeping him would show were happy to just make do. If we dont get Zouma then we need to aim for someone of his class. Gone are the days of hanging onto a player and hoping they fulfil their potential
Holgate cant even play right back because he cant attack particular well. I see no redeeming features
That said, £8M seems cheap but if thats all thats being offered then take it. We need to pay Sandros wages...
20 Posted 05/08/2019 at 23:58:12
If we kept him for 2 more seasons, grooming him this one and letting him develop physically for next, he could be worth 5 times that silly £8m fee.
I know a lot of ToffeeWebbers don't rate a lot of our lads, but is Holgate really £72m behind Miguire, £68m behind Nathen Ake, and £18m behind Tyrone Mings !!
I've said it before a few times but Holgate should play 25+ games for us this season, being our most used sub. On at right back for Coleman, used at centre half against most bottom 6 side at home to rest Mina and Keane, also used as a sub at defensive mid and centre half to keep a lead in games. If he was given this experience he would step up a level or two atleast and be a good solid 3rd choice centre half for the 2020/21 season.
21 Posted 06/08/2019 at 06:49:07
22 Posted 06/08/2019 at 11:17:54
We can't just keep hanging on and hanging on to these U23 players in hope they one day come good. If they haven't staked a claim in the first team by 22, they won't do.
Look across the park. Trent, Gomez, Stirling etc. If they are going to make it, then they will look up to the job by 22. If they look out of their depth at 21 or 22, cut your losses.
Peter #15 – Ake is far far better than Holgate. That's why Man City and others are sniffing around.
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