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Everton again linked with young Argentine striker

| Monday, 04 November 2019 28comments  |  Jump to last
Adolfo Gaich is being talked about with regard to a move to Everton once more.

Siempre Ciclon in Argentina claiming the 20-year-old is set for Goodison in a deal worth around £7.75m.

Gaich was linked with the Blues in June after he impressed at the U20 World Cup but nothing came of speculation that the club were prepared to trigger his release clause at San Lorenzo.

His Argentina team-mate Santiago Sosa was also a target of Marcel Brands over the summer but his proposed transfer to Merseyside was scuppered by denial of a work permit.

It is not clear if Gaich, who has now made his senior international bow for the Albiceleste, would have any stronger case to play in the Premier League.

Original Source: Siempre Ciclon  


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David Pearl
1 Posted 04/11/2019 at 00:29:28
I'm not entirely sure another player is in our best interests. Haven't we got enough of them? Already overloaded and we need space for the youngsters we already have to come through.

Let's get this group firing, concentrate on that. Brands has done his job; now let's get together and hope Silva can turn this around.

Steve Ferns
2 Posted 04/11/2019 at 02:27:03
This lad has scored 2 senior goals from what I can gather. Does anyone know any different?

If this is right, surely then, this lad is purely potential and that comes with a settling in period. We have a 22-year-old, a 19-year-old and even a prolific 18-year-old in our academy. Where would the 20-year-old fit in?

Surely a centre-back and now a central midfielder should be the priority.

Kieran Kinsella
3 Posted 04/11/2019 at 02:29:36
With a name like that, I'm assuming his grandad left Central Europe In the 1940s.
Jim Bennings
4 Posted 04/11/2019 at 08:37:51
We have signed one too many “potential “ players that rarely come off.

Moise Kean is worrying me slightly right now, especially as he was overlooked for Tosun yesterday, that’s a major concern for the lad even at this early a stage and you wonder if he’s going to want to remain bench warmer for much longer.

So no, I’m not sure we need another young signing sitting on the bench for 12 months.

John Raftery
5 Posted 04/11/2019 at 09:21:06
A central midfielder must now be the absolute priority. If we also sign a striker it must be of the gnarled, hard bitten variety. In fact, for the foreseeable future that must be the requirement for all our signings. We need investment for the here and now not the blue sky future. The same applies to the next managerial appointment.
Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 04/11/2019 at 09:31:26
This manager won't play him anyway so it does make me wonder if Brands and Silva do consult each other on likely signings. However, 7-8M for an up and coming Argentine international does seem worth what should be better than a punt.
Clive Rogers
7 Posted 04/11/2019 at 10:52:05
Agree with Alan that he must be worth a punt at that price. He’s scored 15 in 23 games for the Argentine U20 and U23’s and has 1 appearance for the full national team already.
Alex Kociuba
8 Posted 04/11/2019 at 10:52:33
Until we sign a European 25+ year old goalscoring striker I am unable to get even remotely interested in any young talent who needs a work permit.
Brian Harrison
9 Posted 04/11/2019 at 11:13:21
I take it if these rumours are true that Brands has learned absolutely nothing from the Kean signing. It seems as if Brands is obsessed with bringing in young talent, irrespective if the team needs a top class seasoned striker. I have said before for me there is a huge divide between what Silva wants and what Brands ideas are. Yes by all means look to buy young talent and give them time to settle into a new Country and a completely different environment. But when you spend £30 million on a young Italian striker then obviously the price suggests he has been bought for the here and now and not for 2 years time.

I have never been a fan of the role of DOF and this is our 2nd and the same mistakes keep reoccurring. Walsh brought Sandro and allegedly we are paying him £100,000 per week another young player gambled on that has backfired. Walsh also brought in Onyekuro who he knew wouldnt get a work permit. This DOF idea for me is adding yet another layer of uncertainty, under our previous DOF we ended up with 3 number 10s how does that happen. This DOF last season bought Mina for £24 million yet within days we had also brought in Zouma on loan. Seems Silva was instrumental in signing Zouma so that tells me that we have 2 people buying players how does that work when they obviously don't agree on which player should be signed.

Phill Thompson
10 Posted 04/11/2019 at 14:17:58
Our pressing need is for a 15-20 goals per season striker, and at this stage it's hard to see this kid doing that immediately if signed.

On the other hand, if we are going to have a DoF this is what he should be doing in parallel to getting 1st team players in, getting youngsters for the future from abroad.

Think we need a good lawyer to sort out work permit issues though, City seemed to manage it okay with the then young, inexperienced Gabriel Jesus who only had I think 1 or 2 caps at the time.

Andrew James
11 Posted 04/11/2019 at 15:06:28
@Brian 9

I agree and feel doubtful about some of your post.

You lay a lot of mistakes by a DOF at the door of Walsh. Rightly. Yet he was a scout who we promoted probably beyond his skillset. Meanwhile, Brands has a strong record as a DOF. I think if we want a good squad in 18 months time (when the younger players have broken through and the mid-20's are peaking) then Brands is doing the right things.

But, as you say, DOF does bother me if Silva gets to choose players as well. I suspect Richarlison was his and it's customary for new coaches to get a free pass on a signing early on to boost them. Not many others since look like his.

Though, to agree with your DOF doubts, we got into a mess under Walsh and Koeman as it became clear multiple people were selecting multiple players. Koeman, I can only deduce, went for Klaassen, Vlasic and Sigurdsson while Walsh maybe Pickford and Keane? And then there was Rooney...

Ian Hams
12 Posted 04/11/2019 at 15:39:57
Not what we need. We have tried up and coming stars what we need is a proven scorer in his prime, some one who can lead the youngsters by example.
Dave Williams
13 Posted 04/11/2019 at 16:49:08
A big problem with our set up is that Brands's mission seems to be to bring in young players and Silva seems to avoid playing them unless forced to do so by injuries.

It will be interesting to see if Baningime, Adeniran and Gordon get a chance now we have our first choice midfield two out injured, Delph may be feeling his hamstring still and two others totally out of form.

Mark Guglielmo
14 Posted 04/11/2019 at 16:50:36
Kieran @3 best comment by a country mile.
Niall McIlhone
15 Posted 04/11/2019 at 19:25:54
The centre forward we really need right now is out of our reach. It's Edinson Cavani at PSG who can't hold down a regular place. If only he would take a punt on a January loan to help us out, I think he would be sensational.

The early loss of Gbamin to injury has left us with a bit of a conundrum. We can only hope Sigurdsson can somehow adapt his game to fill the Gomes sized hole, and I would personally like to see Kean given a go on the left in the absence of Bernard, with Walcott out right and Richarlison or Tosun played through the middle.

Jay Harris
16 Posted 04/11/2019 at 19:39:14
Neil,
Not a bad shout but I would prefer to take Giroud on loan who is tried and tested in the Premier League.

Having said that, it appears Silva is underwhelmed with Kean and neither Tosun nor Calvert-Lewin are the answer so we really need a permanent top class striker as well as a goalscoring midfield player.

Maybe the new manager will have someone identified. We can only hope so.

Steve Ferns
17 Posted 04/11/2019 at 19:47:13
Dave, Gordon is a forward, not a midfielder. He'll play if Richarlison, Walcott, kean etc are injured.

Why give credibility to Baningime? Is he really worthy of a place right now? I'm not saying he isn't. But who's even seen him recently? He's not played for a year or so except for the trophy formerly known as the Johnsons Paint Trophy. Other than that it's all U23s and I don't think he's done enough. No one wanted him on loan.

Adenirin is the only viable option. I don't think I've seen enough quality to trust him in a Premier League match and Silva has had him with the first-team squad all season. He must know him by now. So we'll see if he trusts him.

We need a centre mid on loan in January and then see in the summer how Gomes is.

Niall McIlhone
18 Posted 04/11/2019 at 20:15:19
Definitely Jay, but I think Giroud's missus is too fond of the shopping on London's West End for him to commit to a few months up on Merseyside.,such is the lure of the capital. I also worry for Moise Kean but also think the best way to build his confidence is to play him regularly in a position he plays for the Azzuri, and hope he can develop.
Jay Harris
19 Posted 04/11/2019 at 21:03:05
Niall,

You're right; most modern-day footballers are pussy-whipped. However, he could stay in the capital and commute.

Speke to London by air is only an hour.

Derek Knox
20 Posted 05/11/2019 at 06:18:06
As far as I am aware, Santiago Sosa couldn't get a work permit when we were chasing him in the Summer, so can't see how his team-mate (Adolfo Gaich) would be any different, unless someone knows differently.

Likely as many have mentioned for the future, I still fail to understand why Anthony Gordon is not promoted to at least the bench, as I believe he couldn't/wouldn't be any worse that our stuttering attackers.

Alan J Thompson
21 Posted 05/11/2019 at 13:24:08
Further, £7-8M for an Argentine international while we could be paying £6M for young Gibson. Let's not confuse not meeting today's needs to the exclusion of good business on other fronts, with the proviso that he qualifies for a work permit.
Paul Birmingham
22 Posted 05/11/2019 at 18:33:07
For me hopefull6 this is journo BS. If true it adds to our woes and we still have no potent striker.

The week will surely improve but I’m now hearing Sons red, has been rescinded.

This makes me sick... will Martin Atkinson get fined for losing control of this game from the onset?

So you all know next time we get a player sent off...

Sick to the back teeth. I’d like to see then how the FA claim to have made the wrong descision.. does this now give license to reckless play?

Martin Berry
23 Posted 06/11/2019 at 13:59:37
Worth taking a punt on a young player with potential, but I would be happy with a Andy Gray, Kevin Campbell type striker right now as there is no way we can attract a 15-20 man as everybody would want him.
If we are talking about "options" up front, we should have signed Chris Wood from Leeds before Burnley stepped in.Strong powerful great with his head, confident to take pens too £15m was a steal, and he will score many goals in a better team and his stats for Burnley arent too shabby either.
Tom Bowers
24 Posted 06/11/2019 at 14:09:32
New players are always welcome but Everton have had more than their fair share over the years especially young potentials which have proved to be big failures for one reason or another.
Moise Kean is so far the latest but that could change if the manager is changed.( who knows).
Everton are a team in the doldrums and at the moment they need a few of the miracles that the RS are getting every week in order to climb up the table and somehow I cannot see this manager being the one to do it. Only for the desperate subs.in the Spurs game that got the point, Silva could well have been sent packing already.
Frank Crewe
25 Posted 09/11/2019 at 11:44:47
20 years old? It really is amazing. In any other profession experience is valued ahead of "potential". If I needed an operation I would want an experienced surgeon and not a youngster who has barely been inside an operating theatre. If my car needed work I would want a proper mechanic and not the apprentice to do the work.
Yet when it comes to football there is an obsession with youth. We have an experienced striker yet we keep putting every youngster, Kean, DCL, Richarlison in his position before him. What happens? We hardly score and are 17th in the league.
Maybe it's time to stop looking at youngsters who may be of some use to us five years from now and start buying players who we need for the here and now. Remember when Campbell pulled us out of the shit? He wasn't some spring chicken youngster he was an experienced striker in his 30's. The old saying still holds true. "When the going gets tough the tough get going" and these youngsters just aren't tough enough. They are for the good times when the side is riding high and not now when we are struggling and scrapping for points.
Justin Doone
26 Posted 09/11/2019 at 19:55:06
Top class players are always welcome. I'm not concerned with age so much as ability and the right fit for the team and manager.

I know nothing of this player but if he's top class great. If he's potential then that's OK as long as we have another top class striker lined up.

We need someone to do the business now, next week and next season. Beyond that players, managers, coaches and owners may have come and gone.

It's great to have a plan for the future but it's more important to live in the hear and now.

John Davies
27 Posted 14/11/2019 at 12:49:21
Please be careful Everton, no more young untested players. It already looks like Kean has been a major expensive embarrassing sign. Sincerely hope I am wrong.
David Doran
28 Posted 14/11/2019 at 18:02:39
Potential does not win games,proven goal scorers do.Get someone in who has and can score goals at the highest level.

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