The Swedish star is a free agent in January when his MLS contract expires and a reunion with his former boss is, according to the likes of The Telegraph, a strong possibility.
Ibrahimović, 38, has Premier League experience from his time at Manchester United.
Original Source: The Telegraph
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1 Posted 19/12/2019 at 15:30:49
Ginola, Hughes, Gascoigne, E'to - name me one that has worked.
2 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:04:14
This is what I love about the Ancelotti deal - he can attract players that Duncan Ferguson would never even get a sniff at. The recruiting benefit he brings to the club will be priceless. I'm excited!
3 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:09:53
4 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:37:56
I just hope Zlatan get the service he needs, although he'll probably win us a few penalties with his presence. It demands the attention of refs, regardless who he plays for.
5 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:41:15
the culture of the club at this stage I, for one am sick of it.
The news that it is Ancelotti and not Dour Davy who is coming is the best news in last 30years. The points made by Phil @ 3 are self evident. Let our new guy get on with the job and less of the carping please.
6 Posted 19/12/2019 at 16:55:40
7 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:01:55
He will still put the wind up a few defenders, even if he plays half a game.
Steve is perfectly entitled to his opinion Des, its when people start calling players shite and the like that I take exception to.
8 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:06:17
1> Sky/BT will want to show games with him. That is circa £1M each televised game.
2> Social media will love it and that will raise the Everton profile around the world.
3> We might actually sell some shirts abroad.
4> He knows where the goal is and doesn't get nervy when the game is on the line.
5> The pressure would be off DCL and Kean, and they will learn a lot from him.
No brainer for me. Getting Zlatan and Ancelotti might finally rid us of this plucky little team tag that we've been stuck with for too long. Time to remind the world that we are one of the most successful teams in English football and not some regional upstarts with delusions of grandeur.
9 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:19:14
We need someone younger with a long term future in front of them, not an ageing player looking for one final pay day
10 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:31:56
11 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:48:49
12 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:54:35
13 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:58:27
If he still had anything to offer he wouldn't be arsing around in the pub league of America.
Our demise as a club can be traced to post 1970 and hapless recruitment which appeared to be based on appeasing headline hungry fans rather than proper scouting.
The last "uncovering" of genuine talent was Martinez with Lukaku that's where the bar should be at, the pony tailed swede is just same old same old desperation to me.
14 Posted 19/12/2019 at 18:06:06
15 Posted 19/12/2019 at 18:06:50
Like James Marshall says, we need to move on from misty eyed tales of 30s 60s and 80s.
16 Posted 19/12/2019 at 18:12:35
17 Posted 19/12/2019 at 18:17:12
18 Posted 19/12/2019 at 18:25:04
19 Posted 19/12/2019 at 18:29:57
Great attitude in training and to life - certainly one of the fittest and strongest 38 year olds I can think of - and he will develop our young strikers immeasurably in my opinion.
Everton centre forwards should be like Zlatan.
Having him here may also attract some other world-class players to join Carlo's revolution.
This could also be a soundbite put out by the manager through his old mate to see what the reaction from the world's media and other elite players is to the idea of joining Everton if he does have reservations about commitment to transfers and Everton's pulling power.
20 Posted 19/12/2019 at 19:21:38
21 Posted 19/12/2019 at 19:30:32
Zlatan has a big ego and I wouldn't bother with him quite honestly.
I would sooner have another season of Tim Cahill.
On another note I see Jack Rodwell is emerging from the wilderness to train with the Blades. What went wrong with that lad ???
22 Posted 19/12/2019 at 19:39:17
23 Posted 19/12/2019 at 19:45:30
24 Posted 19/12/2019 at 20:15:49
25 Posted 19/12/2019 at 20:31:08
26 Posted 19/12/2019 at 20:39:08
You missed out Andy Gray, I know he wasn't as old as Ibrahimovic but in the eighties players didn't play much into their 30s and look at the effect he had on Sharp. We have 2 young forwards who could learn a lot from a wily old campaigner like him.
27 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:07:13
What is unquestionable is that we need options up top. The lad Kean is going to net a few soon, but we are one injury in that department away from a crisis.
28 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:25:06
29 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:25:28
30 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:32:07
Ibrahimovic was hardly underwhelming at United. Goals he scored got them to the Europa League trophy and 2nd place in the league before a serious knee injury curtailed his stay.
Honestly the mindset of some Evertonians baffles me. Were about to sign an elite manager and possibly one of the best footballers of the past decade and all some people can do is whinge about it.
Ancelotti and Ibrahimovic. Merry Christmas Evertonians and a Happy New Year
31 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:33:27
32 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:38:17
33 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:40:24
Alongside Zidane, Van Basten, George Weah, Ibrahimovic is one of the greatest finishers of the last 3 decades and one of the best strikers who ever lived.
His game has never been to run around. At 38 years of age he doesn't have to change much. He can finish anywhere in or around the area, and like Ferguson, he's a mean and nasty winner and boy can he head the ball.
He was sensational in his first season at United and only injury curbed his goal scoring in the second year.
3 weeks ago it was all about Silva and relegation. Now one of the greatest managers in the world and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are hopefully coming.
Personally (regardless of age) I feel that Zlatan is the perfect partner for the highly energetic Calvert-Lewin. He will also be a dream partner for Kean.
Alongside Gomes, Bernard, Richarlison he will get the chances to showcase his natural talent of finishing from the most unlikely of opportunities.
34 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:41:13
35 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:44:28
36 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:47:32
37 Posted 19/12/2019 at 21:57:18
38 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:11:27
39 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:18:35
40 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:24:59
Everyone can marvel at Ibrahimović's pony tail and say “Wow, is it really you Ibra? Or is it your dad? Well, it's the same genes so am sure it will make Dominic Calvert Lewin strike the ball more than ten yards without it slowing to a halt before it reaches the keeper.”
41 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:27:05
Times change. Players age. Ibra won't come here for less than £200,000 a week. He would be the epitome of vanity signings.
Move on. We need young, hungry players to get us back in contention.
42 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:40:10
43 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:44:31
44 Posted 19/12/2019 at 22:53:46
Sylvester Stallone is in top condition for his age. Still slow.
Rooney wasn't in top condition? Again, says who?
Everyone slows down when they age. Sorry to break it to you.
45 Posted 19/12/2019 at 23:02:22
Yes, we all know that age slows folks down. And?
46 Posted 19/12/2019 at 23:02:39
On a more serious note, Ibra, on a short term deal could help Calvert-Lewin so much. Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin can move wide to replace the ineffective Walcott, Bernard and feather-footed Iwobi. Even Sigurdsson will benefit playing behind the great man.
Feed the ponytail and he will score.
47 Posted 19/12/2019 at 23:19:08
48 Posted 20/12/2019 at 02:27:34
49 Posted 20/12/2019 at 05:21:01
50 Posted 20/12/2019 at 07:26:17
51 Posted 20/12/2019 at 07:40:52
52 Posted 20/12/2019 at 08:44:24
If Ibra could do this for Calvert-Lewin what a player we would have.
53 Posted 20/12/2019 at 09:01:29
54 Posted 20/12/2019 at 09:54:26
Bring him on. There wouldn't be a dull moment - and I guarantee some great ones.
He is after all " the best footballer on the planet".
55 Posted 20/12/2019 at 10:33:24
56 Posted 20/12/2019 at 10:49:40
I have, and that's all crap.
Ibra absolutely dominated MLS physically. He's supremely fit, never stops moving, and as for pace, he's never had that much of it anyway. Hasn't stopped him from scoring a goal a game at a pretty decent level of competition. He still reads a game like Yo-Yo Ma reads music. And he never came off the pitch this season -- played every minute except when he was suspended.
To be clear, I hate the guy -- his arrogant attitude, big mouth and cheap shots on the pitch make him un-Everton in my opinion. But if you think he won't score big goals because he's 38, you're out of your mind. He will put away chances our other strikers wouldn't even see. And he will scare the living shit out of opposing defenders.
57 Posted 20/12/2019 at 10:50:46
Now I know it's a vastly inferior league - but have a look at Ibrahimovic's show reel from his time in the USA on YouTube. What a fucking player. I'd love to see him at Goodison for the second half of the season. And, realistically, if Ancelotti comes in, we're re-booting The Project - it's no longer about a slow-build with young players, it's about getting fairly immediate results with oven-ready players (as Boris would say ;)).
58 Posted 20/12/2019 at 10:53:11
Ibrahimovic is still in fantastic shape and brings 20 years of WINNING. Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean will learn so much from this bloke on and off the pitch. I'd love to see him in a Blueshirt facing down Van Dickhead in the FA Cup!
The only people who should be worried are the biased media and associated teams as this is our best chance of breaking through their imposed glass ceiling.
59 Posted 20/12/2019 at 10:55:35
I want people here who I get. They'll soon get us when they produce the goods for us.
60 Posted 20/12/2019 at 11:02:54
Give me 5-1 wins at Anfield, back-to-back titles, domestic trebles, I don't care how we do it.
61 Posted 20/12/2019 at 11:13:34
Being of a rugby background, I'd tend to compare him to Sonny-Bill Williams inasmuch as he seems to lift his teammates wherever he goes due to his immense professionalism. Nobody on the current Everton squad list is in better shape than Ibra is right now, and none of them have scored even a fraction of the goals that he's scored.
Definitely not one for a 3+ year deal, but an 18 month contract if he wants it would be just what this club needs. Unless some people on here have their way and Everton just spend the next hundred years signing players who are humble, friendly lads who couldn't intimidate a six year old.
62 Posted 20/12/2019 at 11:28:08
63 Posted 20/12/2019 at 12:15:48
He'd be a great sub to chuck on when the oppositions defenders are getting tired. He's 6'-5'' and solid muscle. Just chuck crosses in and watch him intimidate the centre-backs. Remember he has no club so we could sign him and he could play right now.
64 Posted 20/12/2019 at 12:22:16
65 Posted 20/12/2019 at 12:29:01
66 Posted 20/12/2019 at 12:37:37
67 Posted 20/12/2019 at 12:45:22
Zaha - too expensive
Moise Kean - too young/inexperienced
Zlatan - too old/past it
Literally every player we're linked with, people on here are pissed off about it for some reason. Same with managers. It's getting boring reading it all now.
Zlatan would be immense for us on every level. Stop whinging about literally every single thing that happens or might happen with Everton. We're about to get one of the greatest managers of his generation, and possibly one of the greatest players of his generation, and you're all picking holes in it.
Get on board. Dare to dream.
68 Posted 20/12/2019 at 13:13:42
69 Posted 20/12/2019 at 13:44:30
In the Premier League, you need 10 outfield players who are willing to work their socks off for the team, which Ibrahimovic would not do. We would be a player down at the start of every game and, even though he might get us a few goals, I feel the whole thing would be more about him than the club.
Hasn't he just slagged off the fans at LA Galaxy and also upset his home club Malmo, whose fans used to worship him?
Let's hope Ancelotti sees it as developing a young team with players hungry for success rather than has-beens who think they are a God.
70 Posted 20/12/2019 at 13:52:51
71 Posted 20/12/2019 at 14:32:20
The other problem I have with it is that I want to see quick football, and where does Zlatan fit into that? How can we play a pressing game when the man at the tip of the spear, the one who sets the press, is 38 and slower than Michael Keane?
And to top it all off, he will be on 4 or 5 times the wages of Dominic Calvert Lewin. In fact he is likely to be on double Davies, Calvert-Lewin and Holgate combined.
If he's coming in and playing for peanuts and is on a free transfer and will be used sparingly, then great. But when you turn to a 38 year old to be your main man, and pay him more than anyone else. No, no thanks.
Don't think that I won't give him my total support if he comes, and if Ancelotti really does want him, then fair enough. We have to give the next manager everything he needs. Afterall, he's a triple champions league winner and we can't argue with that.
72 Posted 20/12/2019 at 14:44:50
73 Posted 20/12/2019 at 14:48:05
74 Posted 20/12/2019 at 14:48:39
The guy is still super fit, strong as an ox and sublimey talented. He'd score goals for us I'm sure of it. A player like Zlatan would be an inspiration on the pitch in my view.
75 Posted 20/12/2019 at 14:53:09
He is a pain in the arse, a pain in the arse to other teams he plays against.
Despite his age he has an arrogance and struts around like he owns the place when on the field.
He is mega fit for his age, he still studies martial arts and trains everyday, I would argue he is faster and fitter than Tom Davies who is what? 20 years younger than him?
He loves the adulation and knows that adulation comes with performances and scoring goals.
He has everything that none of our players have, even at his age.
76 Posted 20/12/2019 at 14:59:05
I can only find this MASSIVE LONG LIST of players and managers saying how amazing he is as a player and a man:
“Hes someone who, as a player, you see him walk into the dressing room and you see a winner, you see a character and youre seeing a bit of class. As a team-mate it lifts you. These are the signings that will lift the Manchester United team and thats what you want.”
– Ryan Giggs
“Zlatan has always played at the top level. He never had a low point in his career. Perhaps he had some bad games now and then, but thats all. He has gained the respect of all his teammates and all his rivals. He is an example for every footballer”
– Eden Hazard
“We used to sleep in the same room before games. One night, he woke up. Ibra told me, ‘Adi, wake up! I had a nightmare. I dreamed Ronaldo was better than me! He only went back to sleep after I told him, ‘No, Zlatan, no! You are the best in the world! Calm down!”
– Adrian Mutu
“The thing about Ibra is this is a guy who always wants to win. Trust me, this guy would chase the last pass in the last minute if a training session in July if he thought he could get the goal that won the eight-a-side. When he says that he is getting better, he means it. Hes certainly better than any 34-year-old footballer I know.”
– Carlo Ancelotti
“I dont understand when people say he is a difficult guy to work with or a difficult personality. When you have somebody that is a winner and wants to win all the time, I think he is very, very easy. I only coached him for a year but it was a good year, a good experience and I rate him as one of the best players I have ever coached.”
– Jose Mourinho
“He looks a good character. Youd be happy to play with him. As a player? Really, really good. Talented boy. Looks a bit of a character.
– Roy Keane
“He is an amazing player, someone really special who has marked an era. He has won league titles wherever he went. Of course, he can be quite temperamental. He says what he thinks, but that has never bothered me. There are not a lot of players with his character.”
– Thierry Henry
“He is a world-class player and is a world-class person. Any team that gets him should be very grateful. He is fantastic – the way he speaks with the younger players, the way he demands quality. It is a true pleasure to play with him. Therell never be another Zlatan – hes a one-off. The way he talked and behaved has inspired me.”
– John Guidetti
“I could see immediately that he had something special but I did not think he would become such a big star. He was big, good technically and could read the game. Zlatan is fantastic and, honestly, I get angry when people say bad things about him. He is an intelligent and pleasant guy. For me there are three players: Pele, Johan Cruyff and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They are the three best players ever.”
– John Steen Olsen
(the scout who recommended Ibra to Ajax)
“Wow! As a person, as an individual he is for me bigger and stronger than anyone else in the world. Ibra is unbelievable. The outstanding football personality. Yes, he can cause the coach problems in the changing room. But as a teammate and a football player he is the best!”
– Dmytro Chygrynskiy
“[Zlatan] is a top class player. One of the best in Europe, if not the world”.
– Martin ONeill
“With him, you have to use both the stick and the carrot. Ibra is a strong personality and needs to be relaxed at times, while in other occasions he has to be stimulated, otherwise he falls asleep.”
– Massimiliano Allegri
“It will be impossible to find another Zlatan. He is special, he is unique. We will not find another player like him in Sweden, because he is unique.”
– Erik Hamren
“He is a physically magnificent specimen [. . . ]. Ive played with or against the very best in the world. I want to say that I have never met anyone who was so serious during both practice and games. When I came to Paris I knew that he was an incomparable talent as a player, but hed be so tough and merciless on himself at all times, I had no idea. He is a born winner. He is a beast with huge self-confidence, and Im one of his biggest admirers.”
– David Beckham
“It is difficult to defend against him because he has the physique of a big centre forward, a “target man” as we say here in English football. But on top of that, he is technical and quick like a small player. Few players have both of those qualities, so the defenders are not used to that. You are pushed around, and as well, you get out-dribbled with finesse…”
– Kurt Zouma
“He jokes and he is a very happy man, but hes just kidding around. But the image that people have of him is all wrong. He loves to joke and that is just the way he is, but inside there is a great professional.”
– Carlo Ancelotti
“Hes a fit lad, he looks after himself, hes got great charisma. Hes a great character.”
– Paul Scholes
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tremendous leadership qualities. He was the hardest Id ever seen on his own team-mates about standards, whether the kind of ball, the effort, off-the-field stuff. Thats a big part of why hes got to where he is. Hes so arrogant hes actually likeable.”
– Paul Clement
“This guy finds the goals, finds the little tricks. He finds whatever the crowd needs at any given time. He was born to play for Manchester United.”
– Peter Schmeichel
“It is really sad he never played in England. He would have been brilliant for the game. Hes bright, hes got unbelievable charisma, hes a gentleman and unbelievable talent.”
– Paul Clement
“We havent had a goalscorer like him in France for a long time. He is on a different planet to anyone else.”
– Jean-Pierre Papin
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the greatest foreign player ever to play in France.”
– Christophe Galtier
“Zlatan has a particular personality. At each training sessions he wants to win. Thats something positive. And the other thing [that strikes me] when I look at him is that its all about his personality. Any time he wants to say something to you, he would say it face to face. Thats positive. Quite often, players dont speak face to face, they speak behind your back. So I think, what Zlatan does is very positive. He has a strong personality but people in front of their TV think that he is arrogant. He is not arrogant. He is still very good and for PSG, he is a very, very important player. I think he is one the best players I played with. I played with [Clarence] Seedorf, Ronaldinho, [Andrea] Pirlo, [Alessandro] Nesta – they are all quality players. He is different. He is strong physically and he also has technique, but he has a bigger personality. That makes him a great player. I hope he can finish his career with a Champions League title.”
– Thiago Silva
“He has an ego, but on the field he behaves like a champion. Its part of his character. No-one will change his personality, like Cristiano Ronaldo. Sometimes he shows an arrogant side, but when you know him hes not like that at all. Hes quite nice.
– Zinedine Zidane
“When I see his stats and the records he is breaking – records were just a matter of time. When people ask me if Im surprised he has scored so many goals, no Im not. He is a player who has always scored goals – in Spain, in Italy. His statistics are unbelievable. He is an incredible competitor. He wants to win everything, he wants to score more goals. When I hear people questioning his abilities it means they dont know a thing about football. He can have difficult patches of form but when you see what he has done, and I dont think its over, I think its impressive.”
– Laurent Blanc
“Zlatan is unique – hes the only player in the world who measures 1.96 metres, has the technique of Lionel Messi, the character of Muhammad Ali, and the strength of Mike Tyson.”
– Mino Raiola
“When hes on form, hes unstoppable. Hes at the same level as [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi. He has the strength, the technique and the intelligence. Hes an extraordinary player.”
– Gianfranco Zola
“I have played with Leo [Lionel Messi], Cristiano [Ronaldo], [Wayne] Rooney, and now I have the chance to play with Ibra. Id never realised how good he is, all the moves he has, despite him being so tall. I think he has a lot of quality.”
– Angel di Maria
“Of course it will be hard for anybody to do what van Basten did during his career. [. . . ] the way he [Zlatan] moves with the ball really does remind me of van Basten.”
– Paolo Maldini
“Zlatan is a beast. He is one of those players that I like because of his character and his quality. He is among the best strikers in football history.”
– Diego Costa
77 Posted 20/12/2019 at 15:57:46
Reading what you have just written... Who the fuck would want a player like that in their team?
I mean to say... All of those accolades, all of that talent and a desire to win...What the fuck are we thinking about!
I mean to say, we are Everton, we are worth more than what he can offer surely.
PS. Sarcasm intended.
78 Posted 20/12/2019 at 16:39:18
Umm well... it might just have come from Ibra's repeated violent attacks against teammates (some in training) and opponents.
While at Ajax he deliberately injured his teammate van der Vaart during a friendly, and then threatened to break both his legs. He also punched out another Ajax teammate in the dressing room. At Barca he physically threatened his manager Pep (who is notably absent from your list of admiring quotes). During a training session at AC Milan he tried to break Oguchi Onyewu's leg and then headbutted him, which caused a fight that resulted in Ibra breaking a rib and being out for weeks. He kicked Cassano in the face during an interview, and also kicked another teammate in training. He was also suspended twice in Serie A for punching opponents.
At PSG he was suspended for kicking a goalkeeper, for stamping on Lovren's head and for stamping on Guardado's leg, and he served another four-game suspension for insulting referees.
In MLS he was suspended twice, once for choking a goalkeeper, and repeatedly accused of dirty play. And he also kicked a Sweden teammate during national team training (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhujhe) and was sent home for breaking curfew.
So yes, he can be a monumental pain in the ass.
79 Posted 20/12/2019 at 16:45:10
The guy is just a bit mental and seems to do it a lot as a joke Link
80 Posted 20/12/2019 at 16:52:17
81 Posted 20/12/2019 at 17:00:48
The best players tend to be the angriest ones. It is the nature of winners to want to win ALL the time. Can't expect players to be tigers on the pitch but pussycats off it.
What has been the prime complaints about our teams over the last few years? Lack of leaders, too weak willed and prone to collapse when the going gets tough. Well you won't get that with Ibrahimović. Leaders lead all the time. He plays to win and he expects the rest of the players to have the same attitude.
Our current manager did jail time for hitting an opposition player. He got sent off for trying to choke another one. He was the epitome of the no holds barred big striker but we all wish he was in his prime and playing for us now.
82 Posted 20/12/2019 at 17:02:36
On the flip side, one thing that hasn't been mentioned is the way Ibra works with young players. At LA Galaxy he adopted 17-year-old phenom Efrain Alvarez as his "cub", and the kid credits Ibra's tutelage for helping him break into the starting lineup and cope with professional footy.
83 Posted 20/12/2019 at 17:17:52
I quite agree. For some on here no manager or player is good enough for Everton. If it was left to them we wouldn't have a manager or any players at all. There is no such thing as the perfect manager or players. They all have their pros and cons.
How many here would have been up for buying Jamie Vardy when he was playing for Fleetwood Town? Nobody. The howls of outrage would have been heard from here to Timbuctoo for trying to buy a player from such a lowly side. Not good enough for Everton. Yeah right. Look at him now. We'd take him in a New York minute even if he is 32.
Appointing the right manager and buying the right players is mostly guesswork. So far our guesses have been pretty poor. Maybe we'll have more luck with Ancelotti and son.
84 Posted 20/12/2019 at 17:18:29
Competitive fire is not the same thing as anger, and I do not believe anger is a prerequisite for being a great player. Pele, Messi, Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Platini... all renowned for their composure. Even Cristiano rarely loses his cool to any serious degree. Only Maradona of the greats would qualify as an "angry" player. As for Ibra, the fire is obvious, but he has hurt himself and his team enough times with his losses of control that I would not call him a leader.
And I personally found Duncan as a player to be an embarrassment, perhaps my least favorite Blue ever. After watching him as a manager, I do applaud him for having remade himself into a mature, humble coach and leader who has clearly inspired his players. But I would not have him back on the pitch under any circumstances.
85 Posted 20/12/2019 at 17:20:30
And at 38 and the salary he would command you would think it would be absolutely barking to even contemplate bringing him to Everton, even on a short term contract.
But then you see the compilation put up by Jason @ 35
You read the praise from the biggest managers and players in the game put up by James @ 76
And it just gives you pause for thought about it not being the maddest idea in the world to expose our squad to the extreme winning mentality of a true giant of the game.
Some of his finishing in Jason's YouTube link leads me to presume that he brings the technique and athletism he has learned from his passion for martial arts - a black belt in Taekwondo, I believe - to the football field.
Some of the CONTROLLED back flicks with his heel from seemingly hapless positions and impossible angles to score happen too often to be mere flukes.
He would certainly shake the tree at Finch Farm and Goodison should this highly unlikely rumour ever come to pass, that's for sure.
86 Posted 20/12/2019 at 18:13:17
87 Posted 20/12/2019 at 18:25:11
88 Posted 20/12/2019 at 18:34:23
89 Posted 20/12/2019 at 18:41:48
90 Posted 20/12/2019 at 19:06:09
91 Posted 20/12/2019 at 19:20:27
92 Posted 20/12/2019 at 20:03:57
It would have been interesting....
93 Posted 21/12/2019 at 05:38:21
94 Posted 21/12/2019 at 07:40:53
Real quality player. His touch, control, vision, awareness, link up play will not be effected by age. Most importantly he'll score goals provided we create chances.
He's far better than Duncan ever was and another role model for DCL and others to learn how to use their body to protect the ball.
Fitness is more of an issue than age. So whilst I agree with Rooney, Gazza and Ginola being questioned overall the moves made sense at the time.
They all had quality that shone through at times but never fit enough to do it consistently. Game changers and if managed better could have been more successful. Still loved seeing them in blue and Rooney was our top goalscorer.
95 Posted 22/12/2019 at 09:33:31
Plus, just imagine him scaring the shit out of Van Dijk in the derby. Zlatan would not be going to Anfield and pussying out like most of our players have for the past two decades...
96 Posted 22/12/2019 at 10:35:45
Every team in the Premier League knows we can't score for toffee but having him as a threat would make them think again.
97 Posted 22/12/2019 at 15:54:58
Ill keep refreshing the page, who do people think we might be linked with? At least no world player will scoff at the thoughts of coming to a team managed by this guy.
98 Posted 22/12/2019 at 20:04:16
99 Posted 22/12/2019 at 20:20:07
I reckon I could fill a page with hyperbole about Stanley Matthews. Put a date beside them.
100 Posted 22/12/2019 at 20:29:27
We may not win a trophy this season, but we should be in the mix for goal of the month for the rest of the season at least!
101 Posted 22/12/2019 at 20:42:07
Give me Zlatan any day.
102 Posted 23/12/2019 at 00:42:07
I have heard many in here complaining over the last years that we have "become a soft bunch" and so forth. With Zlatan, you definitely got a cure on that.
Zlatan hates to lose. I love that! I love footballers that hate to lose. That is what football is about, winning.
103 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:22:35
One big concern is his fitness though. We have too many glass players here already. Can we afford another one? Probably not, but who knows. Only a week ago, who would have thought we would have Carlo as our boss? COYB
104 Posted 23/12/2019 at 16:28:06
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106 Posted 23/12/2019 at 16:40:37
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108 Posted 24/12/2019 at 04:49:57
Ancelotti laughed when he was asked about Ibramovic and said "He is a good friend and if he wants to come to Everton he is welcome, but not to play."
Hope that is the end of silly season.
109 Posted 24/12/2019 at 14:07:49
1) That the contract negotiated takes into account that he is past his best and would be no longer than 2 seasons, if not a 1-year rolling contract without offering colossal sums.
2) That he is not seen as our primary striker but more a mentor to Calvert-Lewin, Kean and the other £60-80mil striker we bring in.
Let's wait and see before judging. Also to note that we are buying what is in his head at this stage also and his presence in the dressing room.
110 Posted 24/12/2019 at 18:39:39
There's a bouncer/security guard she knows who was hired yesterday to escort Ibrahimović (I don't call him by his first name because I don't actually like him) to Finch Farm from an airport (possibly Speke but I'm going deaf so can't be sure) for a medical.
There you go. Slag me off at your leisure because I would if I was reading this. And have a great Christmas y'all! X
111 Posted 24/12/2019 at 22:33:39
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114 Posted 25/12/2019 at 10:35:44
Sure, he's 38 but his sheer self-belief seems to enable him to rise to whatever challenge he faces, what a professional role model for Calvert-Lewin and Keen to learn from. I do hope we find a way to ship out Tosun though, my word he's been a disappointment!
115 Posted 25/12/2019 at 13:30:28
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118 Posted 26/12/2019 at 17:47:02
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121 Posted 28/12/2019 at 14:13:37
In other news reports are being dismissed that Requelme was humming Imagine at Liverpool airport trying to hide under cover with a long coat, pork pie hat and false beard on reading an old copy of the Evertonian.
Merson is in awe of Man Utd wanting to lure Richarlison away, he was heard saying what a player Richarlison is and well worth one hundred million and should follow his dream.
Finally Duncan Ferguson is under house arrest, after finally snapping at Carragher interviewing him and belittling Everton, Dunc could hold back no more and slam Dunked Carra.
Hope that has kept you ticked over Robert.
122 Posted 28/12/2019 at 14:23:23
123 Posted 28/12/2019 at 18:35:16
124 Posted 28/12/2019 at 18:38:41
125 Posted 30/12/2019 at 23:46:13
Roll up roll up the Turks are battling it out to try and land Tosun on loan, you can bet your bottom dollar it will only be a loan move they want with no interest whatsoever of buying the player.
Hopefully Palace or some other team will come in for Tosun, any fee has got to be better than loaning him out.
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