The Texas-born midfielder is reportedly available for around £25m and the Blues are one of a few sides being mentioned as being interested.
Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands are known to be looking at central midfield reinforcements so this type of transfer talk is to be expected but thus far there hasn't been much corroboration of the stories linking 21-year-old McKennie to Goodison Park.
Original Source: The Telegraph
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1 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:21:05
A swap with Kenny perhaps, with us paying a chunk of money on top?
2 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:29:16
3 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:37:03
4 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:37:39
5 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:49:45
6 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:50:36
7 Posted 11/07/2020 at 22:55:46
8 Posted 12/07/2020 at 02:48:46
9 Posted 12/07/2020 at 02:59:43
True that. Even Craig Johnston, who I loathed, did more with work rate to have a better career than many finer players, eg, Pat Nevin.
10 Posted 12/07/2020 at 04:17:57
11 Posted 12/07/2020 at 05:00:53
We may have the trump card with Jonjoe Kenny plus cash too, to clinch the deal. We certainly need a midfield overhaul if we are to be serious contenders for a Euro spot next season, otherwise we will be treading water again, for mid-table mediocrity.
12 Posted 12/07/2020 at 06:53:41
Where did you get the information that JJK is favourite to be Schalkes player of the year? They have a player on a seven man shortlist for Bundesliga player of the year. Its not JJK or McKennie.
Ive given my view on McKennie on a previous thread having seen him in the flesh a few times, so wont repeat in full. His physical style might suit the premier league and he does put in a shift. Hes relatively limited in what he does with the ball and I dont think hes the answer for us. Then again, anyone would be an improvement on what weve seen the last few games. Schalke are skint. So they will probably want a cash deal rather than an exchange for JJK.
13 Posted 12/07/2020 at 08:07:42
"What have I gotta do today boss?"
"Just run about a bit lad and see that white round thing, it's called a ball that you can actually pass to a teammate "
14 Posted 12/07/2020 at 09:46:09
15 Posted 12/07/2020 at 11:03:27
In the Premier League its not enough for a team with grand aspirations. A key player has to have some top quality too to challenge the top 6. Otherwise he will become another criticised player on the Everton scrap heap, whilst we still languish in mid table.
I havent watched McKennie much but I am weary. I desperately want us to make the right decisions for our recruitment of central players especially. I trust Carlo to make the right call and will support whoever we sign.
16 Posted 12/07/2020 at 18:20:44
17 Posted 12/07/2020 at 22:00:15
18 Posted 13/07/2020 at 00:38:27
We need to stop shopping in the £20 - £25M bracket. Rather than buy 5 or 6 in that category, how about we invest in 2 or 3 in the £40 - £50M plus bracket?
19 Posted 13/07/2020 at 12:16:57
20 Posted 13/07/2020 at 13:28:05
21 Posted 13/07/2020 at 16:43:01
22 Posted 13/07/2020 at 17:06:52
Just seen him on you tube,he's one of Brands new generation, he has managed 1 goal in 30 odd games do we never learn?
23 Posted 13/07/2020 at 17:35:16
I watched all the recent Shalke games and the commentators were saying that JJK was the fans favourite and expected him to be voted "Shalke" player of the season not "Bundesliga".
24 Posted 13/07/2020 at 17:57:50
25 Posted 15/07/2020 at 15:39:37
Jarrod Bowen at the Hammers looks really lively too. Both look like they could improve loads.
26 Posted 16/07/2020 at 10:19:00
More importantly, Both would add some energy, dynamism, tenacity and some welcome additional goals and assists to our midfield. They wont be cheap (20-30m each) but they will be value and the wages will be contextually realistic.
At 23 there is resale value in there too.
Sometimes we are looking far and wide in Europe for talent when far better options are right under our nose.
I think Wolves, Sheffield or similar will snap up these diamonds, whilst we get some disillusioned deadwood from a CL club for double the price and wages. I hope I am wrong .
27 Posted 16/07/2020 at 10:19:32
28 Posted 16/07/2020 at 11:03:09
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