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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1 Posted 04/11/2019 at 00:29:28
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.
2 Posted 04/11/2019 at 02:27:03
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.
3 Posted 04/11/2019 at 02:29:36
4 Posted 04/11/2019 at 08:37:51
Moise Kean is worrying me slightly right now, especially as he was overlooked for Tosun yesterday, thats a major concern for the lad even at this early a stage and you wonder if hes going to want to remain bench warmer for much longer.
So no, Im not sure we need another young signing sitting on the bench for 12 months.
5 Posted 04/11/2019 at 09:21:06
6 Posted 04/11/2019 at 09:31:26
7 Posted 04/11/2019 at 10:52:05
8 Posted 04/11/2019 at 10:52:33
9 Posted 04/11/2019 at 11:13:21
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.
10 Posted 04/11/2019 at 14:17:58
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.
11 Posted 04/11/2019 at 15:06:28
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...
12 Posted 04/11/2019 at 15:39:57
13 Posted 04/11/2019 at 16:49:08
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.
14 Posted 04/11/2019 at 16:50:36
15 Posted 04/11/2019 at 19:25:54
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.
16 Posted 04/11/2019 at 19:39:14
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.
17 Posted 04/11/2019 at 19:47:13
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.
18 Posted 04/11/2019 at 20:15:19
19 Posted 04/11/2019 at 21:03:05
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.
20 Posted 05/11/2019 at 06:18:06
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.
21 Posted 05/11/2019 at 13:24:08
22 Posted 05/11/2019 at 18:33:07
The week will surely improve but Im 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. Id like to see then how the FA claim to have made the wrong descision.. does this now give license to reckless play?
23 Posted 06/11/2019 at 13:59:37
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.
24 Posted 06/11/2019 at 14:09:32
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.
25 Posted 09/11/2019 at 11:44:47
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.
26 Posted 09/11/2019 at 19:55:06
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.
27 Posted 14/11/2019 at 12:49:21
28 Posted 14/11/2019 at 18:02:39
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