There is no room on the list for either Yannick Bolasie or Muhamed Besic, both of whom were told they could look for another club during the summer transfer window but were unsuccessful in doing so.
Bolasie held deadline-day talks with Middlesbrough but a move never materialised, with Boro boss Neil Warnock hinting that the winger had issues in his relationship or contract with Everton that made it difficult to get a deal, either on loan or permanent, over the line.
Everton's 23-man squad is as follows. (Younger players like Jarrad Branthwaite, Anthony Gordon and Niels Nkounkou are officially regarded as Under-23 players even though they could feature for the senior side at any time.)
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1 Posted 20/10/2020 at 20:10:27
2 Posted 20/10/2020 at 20:37:26
3 Posted 20/10/2020 at 20:54:10
4 Posted 20/10/2020 at 22:48:31
5 Posted 20/10/2020 at 23:15:57
6 Posted 20/10/2020 at 23:55:51
7 Posted 21/10/2020 at 00:03:02
I may be misunderstanding but I'm pretty sure Bolasie meets the criteria for homegrown. He started playing in the UK aged 16 albeit at non league level. Where is Steve Ferns when I need him? Besic yeah could be a non homegrown issue.
8 Posted 21/10/2020 at 00:11:44
9 Posted 21/10/2020 at 00:15:55
Thats what I thought so his exclusion seems baffling, almost Koemanesque.
10 Posted 21/10/2020 at 08:14:29
11 Posted 21/10/2020 at 09:40:32
12 Posted 21/10/2020 at 09:42:28
Bolaise, Besic there probably off January 1st with the majority of the contract paid off. Clubs with injuries will be eager to take them on.
13 Posted 21/10/2020 at 11:08:55
I don't think he was ever the worst player, I seem to recall him playing out of his skin around Christmas 2015 and in that League Cup Semi at home to City when he bossed Yaya Toure.
Bolasie, again another one that just never seemed to kick on after his horrible injury, was a good player at Palace but he's not going to work at Everton now obviously.
14 Posted 21/10/2020 at 15:49:20
15 Posted 22/10/2020 at 10:12:40
The rule was instituted to aid development of players for the national teams and there is too much to go into regarding what is or isn't considered home-grown but I would have thought Bolasie qualified.
In any case, unless something has changed, the limit is 25 not 23 which suggests that the exclusion of Bolasie and Besic means they are really not fancied by the management, or possibly that those spaces are earmarked for future signings.
16 Posted 22/10/2020 at 15:07:50
17 Posted 22/10/2020 at 15:34:46
Shane, as Niels is only 19 years of age, there is no requirement to register him.
18 Posted 22/10/2020 at 15:37:50
"possibly that those spaces are earmarked for future signings." Don't clubs reissue squad lists in the winter transfer window? In which case we wouldn't need to keep spots open unless we are scouring the free agent market. Wilshere, Sturridge etc, I hope not.
19 Posted 22/10/2020 at 15:45:13
20 Posted 23/10/2020 at 12:38:06
I think not registering our players is poor. When Gbamin, a player who has been injured for over a year and is still unavailable for many more weeks is included but Bolasie, a talented but inconsistent player is left out that is just foolish.
Should we have an injury crisis or more likely a Covid crisis then surely having him registered and available is the sensible thing to do.
I can only presume there is some financial restriction on him ie if he plays again we owe 'x' a few hundred thousand. Possibly not trusted and may leek sensitive tacticical information but otherwise it's poor, really poor. He was included in training and preseason so it appears odd, the wrong thing to do in my mind.
21 Posted 24/10/2020 at 10:03:59
22 Posted 24/10/2020 at 19:26:05
This is another football rule that goes against real world legality. I'm OK with these rules but I can imagine any number of clubs, players, agents threatening legal action should they disagree.
23 Posted 25/10/2020 at 08:50:59
24 Posted 25/10/2020 at 13:48:27
If Calvert-Lewin or Holgate qualify as homegrown trained at the club, then it makes no sense to leave Bolasie and Besic out, unless it's to put pressure on them to leave in January or to a country with an open window like the USA.
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