Shani Tarashaj's Everton career is over after a four-year spell with the club that didn't ever result in him playing a first-team game.
The Swiss forward's two-year loan with FC Emmen was ended prematurely today, with the Dutch side announcing that their decision was based on his continuing struggles with injury. It was then confirmed that Everton have cancelled his contract, releasing the player from the club.
Tarashaj played just two reserve-team games for Emmen but wasn't able to get fit enough to represent the Eredivisie side at senior level and they elected to call time on the arrangement even though his terms had another 9 months to run.
Everton signed Tarashaj from Grasshopper Zurich in January 2016 for around £3m under Roberto Martinez as a promising prospect in the mould of his compatriot Xherdan Shaquiri.
He featured in a few pre-season matches and went to Euro2016 with his country but barely featured in that tournament. Loan spells at Eintracht Frankfurt and then again with Grasshopper followed but it was clear by last year that he had no future at Goodison Park.
Everton extended his contract by an extra 12 months last summer to enable Emmen to pay his remaining Everton wages over the course of two years, rather than one, but it was not an arrangement that they could sustain while he wasn't playing.
It is assumed that Everton have reached a settlement with the 25-year-old over the remainder of what he would have been due had he seen out his contract on Merseyside but this hasn't yet been made clear.
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1 Posted 13/10/2020 at 16:43:18
2 Posted 13/10/2020 at 16:58:25
3 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:03:39
4 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:10:58
Hopefully the inebriated knights read ToffeeWeb.
Robert, LMAO – it feels like it is testimonial time, he and Besic both.
5 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:24:25
Everton may terminate his contract. He has a dog's chance or no chance of playing in the first team.
6 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:24:51
7 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:35:41
I feel so much better.
8 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:39:13
Still, with the mad signings and spunkathon of the 2 or 3 years after 2016, the £3m blown on Tarashaj looks like small change.
9 Posted 13/10/2020 at 17:48:07
10 Posted 13/10/2020 at 22:18:35
11 Posted 13/10/2020 at 22:35:17
Bill, you're not getting emotional are you?
12 Posted 13/10/2020 at 23:05:09
13 Posted 13/10/2020 at 23:21:43
14 Posted 13/10/2020 at 23:53:35
15 Posted 14/10/2020 at 00:07:56
16 Posted 14/10/2020 at 00:18:42
17 Posted 14/10/2020 at 07:51:21
Checks his Bank Balance, and thinks hmm, that will do nicely. Joking apart how many have satisfied my tongue-in-cheek scenarios above?
Let's hope with our restructured system at Everton, apart from unforeseen and unfortunate injuries, these type of cases will be condemned to the past.
It does make you think though how much has the Club wasted, in both the above cases and managerial appointments and compensation that has followed – it is mind-blowingly staggering!
18 Posted 14/10/2020 at 09:06:42
Just read that Shani Tarashaj has returned to us from his loan spell. Isn't he a second cousin of Harvey the rabbit?
19 Posted 14/10/2020 at 09:16:02
Can we start a thread on players who came and disappeared? Thinking along the lines of Danny Williamson. There must be other favourites.
20 Posted 14/10/2020 at 10:40:34
There is a heirachy down there where long haired bearded failures dressed in rags hold sway, Belfitt, Harper, Pearson (still craving cream cakes), Cadamarteri, Nulty, head the escape committee new members like Niasse Anichebe and Yodelling Tarashaj are the menials. Niasse smuggled some bin bags in. The only one to ever escape Darracott had his brainwashed and put on the coaching staff specialising in heading the shot and catching the javelin.
21 Posted 14/10/2020 at 10:40:58
22 Posted 14/10/2020 at 14:18:36
23 Posted 14/10/2020 at 14:35:21
Surely Kroldrup has a nice cardboard home there to house his pan handling operation
24 Posted 14/10/2020 at 16:17:51
Jim Pearson is a different memory for me. I never saw him play as my family moved to Yorkshire in the mid 60's when I was but a kid. But a neighbour, another exiled blue, was the first person I ever heard use the expression 'Donkey' to describe a footballer. And Jim Pearson was the man being derided. It stuck with me ever since.
25 Posted 14/10/2020 at 16:22:38
If that is genuine then fair play to the lad.
He may have had injuries or just lacked what it takes, but the boy has made the right noises and I wish him well.
26 Posted 14/10/2020 at 17:09:10
27 Posted 14/10/2020 at 17:26:12
As you allude, the waste and screw-ups have been phenomenal. We would be much comfier FFP-wise with some of that dosh back. Not to mention the uncertainty ahead.
For Saturday though - anticipation, not dread. Can't wait.
28 Posted 14/10/2020 at 19:33:24
Please let this be a happier debut against the shite, if he is selected in place of Mina.
29 Posted 14/10/2020 at 22:45:52
It is amazing how opinions can differ on a player. before I had the funds and time to drive all over the country to watch my beloved team, I used to get my footie fix watching my local side Bradford City.
I even wrote to Colin Harvey about a young ginger haired midfielder who was wasted at that level. To this day I have arguments with one of my fellow blues who thinks that Stuart McCall was the worst player he ever saw in a blue shirt.
I think having to be the man who replaced Peter Reid was always going to be a tough gig. But I liked him.
30 Posted 14/10/2020 at 23:50:45
31 Posted 15/10/2020 at 02:54:33
This is why Pochettino has studiously avoided looking for a job until now... his Spurs contract period expired last month!
32 Posted 16/10/2020 at 11:04:36
33 Posted 17/10/2020 at 00:31:16
34 Posted 19/10/2020 at 15:52:56
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