Everton are reportedly interested in bringing veteran defender Diego Godin to Goodison Park.
CalcioMercato are claiming that Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte, doesn't see the Uruguayan international as a first-choice regular moving forward and that Manchester United and Everton are interested in his services.
Godin was an indispensable part of Atletico Madrid's success under Diego Simeone before moving to Italy last year.
Original Source: CalcioMercato
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1 Posted 30/05/2020 at 08:07:26
Always thought Diego Godin was one of the world's best centre backs. Tough as they come. Even at 34 years old he could be an asset playing alongside a player with some pace. He would get the defence organised and bring a bit more uncompromising hardness that we really do need. Especially defending set-pieces he could save us 5 goals a season. He would be really exposed to pace though and a lot premier league forwards would leave him for dead .
In this financial climate a loan deal for a season would be the only realistic and common sense route if Carlo really fancied it.
But, like I said, it's another one for the bulging bullshit file and,on the whole, it is not really progressive thinking is it. Brands was not brought in to sign geriatrics. Zouma, Gabriel would be more in tune with the club's strategy. We are meant to be building for the future, not plugging holes with 34-year-olds.
2 Posted 30/05/2020 at 08:13:09
3 Posted 30/05/2020 at 08:29:33
4 Posted 30/05/2020 at 08:51:07
5 Posted 30/05/2020 at 12:58:41
6 Posted 30/05/2020 at 13:40:20
We need a few around the place who know what it takes to actually win trophies. If it was a one-year deal and no fee, then I think it's worth the price.
7 Posted 30/05/2020 at 13:59:40
Considering that Gough, in his own words, received the best wages of his career at Everton, then he basically got two years top wages for one year of playing: needs to be taken into consideration.
8 Posted 30/05/2020 at 14:25:07
Manchester United had Beckham, Scholes, Cole, Solskjaer and Yorke in their prime. Yorke scored within the opening 10 minutes. They were running riot.
But somehow, somehow, the know-how and craft of Watson and Gough kept them at bay. We equalised with a Stam own goal in the closing five minutes.
Both were 37-years-old. An accumulative age of 74!!! At the heart of defence in a Premier League game!!!
Throw into the mix that the 'young whippersnapper' 29-year-old David Weir, plus the still in his nappies Rhino Unsworth at 25 and your favourite Everton 'keeper of all time, Paul Gerrard at 26, made up the rest of the defence and the defence that day had an accumulative age of 154!!!
That has got to be some kind of record.
9 Posted 30/05/2020 at 15:11:28
10 Posted 30/05/2020 at 15:58:05
11 Posted 30/05/2020 at 19:49:00
12 Posted 30/05/2020 at 21:03:32
Think it will all come down to financial considerations. With Gbamin's injury, I think we could be looking at the need for 2 central midfielders now. One ball winner and one box-to-boxer who can score goals.
13 Posted 30/05/2020 at 21:12:33
One or two like this plus the likes of Sangare, Diallo etc for modestly priced pace and physicality. Maybe it can come together.
Basically, I just can't stand the idea of watching us out-run and out-fought and taking it like good sports. Even under Moyes, we were far too nice.
14 Posted 30/05/2020 at 22:02:20
Since Davie Weir seems to have been the primary centre back in the latter season, with Unsie and perhaps Michael Ball also filling in, I think it's reasonable to assume Gough was injured. He also confirms this on the "Scottish" podcast available on the OS.
15 Posted 31/05/2020 at 12:59:56
As Sam @12 says, there's a case for needing two central midfielders now that Gbamin needs up to 6 months. I think one will definitely come in and a second will if we can encourage two (or three) of our current midfielders to move on as they are not in Carlo's plans.
Maybe someone Carlo knows and trusts or anyone with top quality (Bakaria, Allan, or Pellegrini?) plus a more speculative buy on a young up-and-coming midfielder like Sangare who may be affordable.
If Mr Brands can do some clever business and offload or trade Walcott and Bolasie, then get in Buendia, he would really be earning his money then.
It's a strange time but that doesn't mean there will be good strengthening opportunities for Brands to explore. A few signings along the lines of the above could see progress and move us up a level.
16 Posted 31/05/2020 at 13:12:00
Good ball winners, distributing and foraging runs are a key to success not congregating behind the ball and waiting for the opposition to cough up possession.
Everton's midfield continually make far too many mistakes and that allows the opposition to have too much possession.
17 Posted 31/05/2020 at 13:13:23
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