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Vecino off the table as Inter dig in

| Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's supposed move for Matias Vecino has reportedly been called off after the two clubs failed to agree a fee for the midfielder.

In what appears to have been an entirely media- and agent-driven story in Italy, the Blues supposedly offered €14m for Vecino while Inter were holding out for €20m and the former refused to raise their offer.

There has been no corroboration of the speculation from the more reputable correspondents in the UK but the reports from Italy suggest that the Serie A club will not listen to any improved offer before the transfer deadline due to the lack of time available to recruit a replacement. That despite the fact that Inter have just signed Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.

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Francis van Lierop
1 Posted 29/01/2020 at 18:54:18
No mention of a loan, which would have suited us best.
I guess this is a big no from Inter.
Colin Glassar
2 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:26:15
Typical us.
Robert Tressell
3 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:32:34
Im not fussed. There's better out there and would rather we didn't rob ourselves of the chance of a better player in summer. We need two midfielders - ideally 24 and under. If Sander Berge is one of them ill be pleased.
Drew O'Neall
4 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:39:27
Colin - typical us not agreeing to a made up transfer.
Tony Everan
5 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:47:11
Robert #2.

My sentiments too, but I suppose we’ve got to trust Carlo’s wishes if he does differently. A loan until the summer is the only way to go for this window, let him and us see if it works.

James Stewart
6 Posted 29/01/2020 at 20:55:04
Good! We need to stay well away, at best bang average player.
Kenny Smith
7 Posted 29/01/2020 at 21:49:59
Good. Common sense at last because 6 months ago we’d of paid what Inter wanted and gave him a ridiculous hundred grand a week for 5 years.
Bang average player who can’t get a game for them
Padraig Tansey
8 Posted 29/01/2020 at 21:51:08
Padraig Tansey
He played tonight so deal not happening now
Karl Masters
9 Posted 30/01/2020 at 01:06:53
If I had my way we’d only do loans with an option to buy if it works out. We got Arteta, Pienaar and Lukaku that way and also avoided some duds over the years as well.
Andrew Ellams
10 Posted 30/01/2020 at 10:54:14
Just read that Dani Ceballos wants to cut his loan at Arsenal short for more game time. Might be worth a deal for the rest of this season. He's good on the ball and more creative than anybody we have in the middle until Gomes is up and running again.
Derek Knox
11 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:08:32
Andrew @10, Can't say I know a lot about the lad so will take your word for it, but loan deals at this time of year are always favourable, as to avoid making rash and costly mistakes.

We have had enough in the past, not to need reminding of how much of a gamble they can be, as well as we are now in the throes of breaching FFP Rules which is almost unbelievable, when you look at what we have for the money outlaid.

It's deals like this we should be looking at, and the chance that we may discover, and the player too, that he is either a 'fit' or not.

Andrew Ellams
12 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:33:10
Derek, he's not to different in style to Arteta actually. Plays deeper but more creative than a Gana or Davies. And he's only 23.
Soren Moyer
13 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:40:46
Good news at last! Stop splashing the cash on players without sell on values.
Jamie Crowley
14 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:58:18
We have no money and have spent terribly under Koeman and Allardyce.

Just stand pat and do nothing this window. No move is going to get us CL football, and no move will improve us that much. Wait for summer, let Carlo assess the squad, then make 1-2 "impact" transfers.

This window isn't our time to spend. In fact, it would be stupid to do so with our wages to income ratio and a new stadium bill coming down the pike.

Simon Smith
15 Posted 30/01/2020 at 15:50:10
But Wikipedia said he was an Everton player??? Does this mean that not everything you read is fact??
John Hammond
16 Posted 30/01/2020 at 15:51:57
Getting someone in has always hinged on us shifting the likes of Niasse otherwise we would've signed someone ages ago. Could all obviously happen tomorrow but If we don't sign anyone I'm perfectly happy with that.
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 30/01/2020 at 17:52:05
Drew 4, the made up ones are the best ones.
Bill Gall
18 Posted 30/01/2020 at 19:23:26
Bill Gall
19 Posted 30/01/2020 at 19:23:26
We have enough players in the first team squad to see us through to the end of the season. I would prefer the club to make a firm commitment to get rid of some of the players that Anceltti does not have in his plans for the future.
The manager has only been here a couple of months and his team is starting to show a steady improvement.
Although it would have been nice to get another midfielder and central defender in, paying the inflated prices the January window brings, we may be better off waiting until the end of the season.
Ancelotti must have a firm idea of how he wants the team to play, and he will have started to learn who he has as players that will work in his system.
We have to move players out before we spend big and at the end of the season Ancelotti may surprise us of who he wants to sell and who he wants to keep.
After bringing in a manager of Ancelotti's class the club with the involvement of Brands have to support and back their demands in the summer window, plus us as supporters have to get behind the players they put on the pitch.
Football is a team game and the supporters are part of it, so we have to encourage the players on the pitch. Criticism is expected but foul mouth dislike bordering on hatred is not. There are no guarantees for success in the modern game, and I do not believe in the saying, Rome wasn't built in a day theory, as we have had at least 3 Caesars that have failed.
None of our previous managers had a CV as good as Ancellotti has, and hopefully he will get the support from the club and fans to prove that his credentials are what Everton F.C. needed.
Robert Tressell
20 Posted 30/01/2020 at 21:02:07
Sheffield Utd have got themselves a star in Berge. It will be interesting to see how Villar and Guimaraes get on at their new clubs too.
Kevin Dyer
21 Posted 30/01/2020 at 23:21:34
Well said, Bill #20.

As said in the article, I don't think there's any legs in this story anyway.

As regards this window, unless we can get in one of our summer targets bow, which is unlikely, them keep our powder dry. There's a limit to what we can spend on player salaries and with the growth of our wage bill the past few years we need to trim the squad.

If a player is on £100k pw and is a squad player, then they need to be moved out, if possible, to create headroom. What we don't need to be doing is bringing in players on good wages that won't necessarily take us forward. I'm sure Ancelotti and Brands know this.

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